Dictionary.com

Bragg's law

Save This Word!

noun Physics.

the law that the intensity of a crystal reflection of an x-ray is a function of the angle (Bragg angle ) that is the complement of the angle of incidence of the x-ray.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of Bragg's law

First recorded in 1910–15; named after Sir W. H. and Sir W. L. Bragg
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for Bragg's law

British Dictionary definitions for Bragg's law

Bragg's law

noun

the principle that when a beam of X-rays of wavelength λ enters a crystal, the maximum intensity of the reflected ray occurs when sin θ = n λ/2 d, where θ is the complement of the angle of incidence, n is a whole number, and d is the distance between layers of atoms

Word Origin for Bragg's law

C20: named after William and Lawrence Bragg
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK