diffraction

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diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset echelon
English physicist (son of Joseph John Thomson) who was a co-discoverer of the diffraction of electrons by crystals (1892-1975) George Paget Thomson , Sir George Paget Thomson , Thomson
bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals mock sun , parhelion , sundog
scattering of X rays by the atoms of a crystal; the diffraction pattern shows structure of the crystal X-ray diffraction
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