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X-ray diffraction

Syllabification: X-ray dif·frac·tion

Definition of X-ray diffraction in English:

noun

The scattering of X-rays by the regularly spaced atoms of a crystal, useful in obtaining information about the structure of the crystal.
Example sentences
  • The pattern of X-ray diffraction reveals the three-dimensional structure of the protein.
  • All crystals were prepared and X-ray diffraction data collected at 110 K as described.
  • So far, a number of AAMYs from different species have been crystallized and analyzed by X-ray diffraction.

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