Lesson: X-Ray Diffraction
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate the angles of diffraction maxima and minima for diffraction using X-rays.
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Worksheet: 8 Questions • 1 Video
Calcite crystals contain scattering planes separated by 0.300 nm. What is the angular separation between first and second-order diffraction maxima when X-rays of 0.130 nm wavelength are used?
A first-order Bragg reflection maximum is observed when a monochromatic X-ray falls on a crystal at a angle to a reflecting plane. What is the wavelength of this X-ray?
The structure of the NaCl crystal forms reflecting planes 0.541 nm apart. What is the smallest angle, measured from these planes, at which X-ray diffraction can be observed, if X-rays of wavelength 0.085 nm are used?