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- n when light passes sharp edges or goes through narrow slits the rays are deflected and produce fringes of light and dark bands
- Fatefully, such amity did not prevail at a laboratory over at King's College, London, where a woman named Rosalind Franklin was creating the world's best X-ray diffraction pictures .
- He addressed old beliefs with 21st century X-ray diffraction and fluorescence tests to reveal structure and composition, swab checks for organic material (like blood), and other .
- It was with diffraction gratings that science learned that electrons were waves as well as particles, that beams of light were particles as well as waves.