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X-ray diffraction

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).
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  • X-ray crystallography
  • X ray crystallography
  • X ray diffraction
  • Xray diffraction
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