Definition of electron diffraction in English:

electron diffraction

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noun

[mass noun] Physics
  • The diffraction of a beam of electrons by atoms or molecules, used especially for determining crystal structures.
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    • An advantage in using electron diffraction from crystals over imaging for evaluating the effect of energy filtering is that quantitative analyses can be carried out for high-resolution data more easily and reliably.
    • That work led to their discovery of electron diffraction in 1927.
    • This is reminiscent of the two-dimensional projection Fourier map obtained experimentally by electron diffraction.

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