Definition of diffractometer in English:

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diffractometer

Pronunciation: /ˌdɪfrakˈtɒmɪtə/

noun

An instrument for measuring diffraction, chiefly used to determine the structure of a crystal by analysis of the diffraction of X-rays.
Example sentences
  • One way to quash remaining doubts that the salts are really there, however, would be to equip a Martian rover with an X-ray diffractometer - an instrument that analyzes the properties of crystals.
  • The specimens were then ground to a fine powder and analyzed individually in an X-ray diffractometer to determine carbonate polymorph mineralogy.
  • These could include microscopes; magnetic resonance, infrared, and mass spectrometers; x-ray diffractometers; chromatographs; enzymatic assays; even DNA sequencers.
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