x-ray diffraction

x-ray diffraction
X x


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [eks-rey dih-frak-shuh n]
    • /ˈeks ˈreɪ də.ˈfræk.ʃn̩/
    • /eks reɪ dɪ.ˈfræk.ʃn̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eks-rey dih-frak-shuh n]
    • /ˈeks ˈreɪ də.ˈfræk.ʃn̩/

Definitions of x-ray diffraction words

  • noun x-ray diffraction diffraction of x-rays by the regularly spaced atoms of a crystal, useful for determining the arrangement of the atoms. 1
  • noun x-ray diffraction the scattering of X-rays on contact with matter, resulting in changes in radiation intensity, which is used for studying atomic structure 0
  • noun x-ray diffraction the diffraction of X-rays as they pass through a substance, usually forming an interference pattern that can be captured on film and used to analyze the internal structure of the substance 0
  • noun x-ray diffraction (physics) The scattering of X-rays by the regular lattice of atoms or molecules in a crystal. 0
  • noun x-ray diffraction (physics) The diffraction pattern so obtained. 0
  • noun x-ray diffraction (analytical chemistry) The technique of using such patterns to determine that geometry of a crystal, or the arrangements of atoms in a molecule; X-ray crystallography. 0

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Origin of x-ray diffraction

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
First recorded in 1940-45

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Parts of speech for X-ray diffraction


x-ray diffraction popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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