Definitions for x-ray diffraction
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
diffraction of x-rays by the regularly spaced atoms of a crystal, useful for determining the arrangement of the atoms.
the scattering of X rays by the atoms of a crystal; the diffraction pattern shows structure of the crystal
The scattering of X-rays by the regular lattice of atoms or molecules in a crystal.
The diffraction pattern so obtained.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The scattering of x-rays by matter, especially crystals, with accompanying variation in intensity due to interference effects. Analysis of the crystal structure of materials is performed by passing x-rays through them and registering the diffraction image of the rays (CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, X-RAY). (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
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