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dif rak shuhn

  • 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.

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