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powder method

noun Crystallography.
a method of x-ray determination of crystal structure using a powdered sample.
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powder method

noun
a process for identifying minerals or crystals; a small rod is coated with a powdered form of the substance and subjected to suitably modified X-rays; the pattern of diffracted rings is used for identification [syn: powder photography
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