Episode 529: Preparation for X-ray and neutron diffraction topic
- relate diffraction effects to the spacing of gratings etc and to the wavelength of the radiation involved
- state some uses of X-ray and neutron diffraction
- apply Bragg’s law
Students should be familiar with diffraction due to a standard (transmission) grating (d sin q = nl), de Broglie’s formula l = h/p. It will also help if they are aware that, at (absolute) temperature T, typical energy ~ kT.
Where this leads
This topic could lead into a study of the structures and properties of solid materials.
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