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diffractometer

[ dih-frak-tom-i-ter, dif-rak- ]
/ dɪ frækˈtɒm ɪ tər, ˌdɪf ræk- /
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noun Physics.

an instrument that is used to study atomic crystal structure by measuring the angles at which x-rays, neutrons, or electrons are diffracted by matter.

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Origin of diffractometer

1905–10; diffract + -o- + -meter
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British Dictionary definitions for diffractometer

diffractometer
/ (ˌdɪfrækˈtɒmɪtə) /

noun

physics an instrument used in studying diffraction, as in the determination of crystal structure by diffraction of X-rays
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