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electron diffraction

noun, Physics.
1.
the phenomenon whereby electron waves scattered by the regularly spaced atoms of a crystal produce diffraction patterns characteristic of the crystal structure and the wavelength.
Origin of electron diffraction
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • It is important for electron diffraction, so that fits.
  • Some non-amphibole minerals may give electron diffraction patterns similar to amphiboles.

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