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electron diffraction

noun Physics.
  1. the phenomenon whereby electron waves scattered by the regularly spaced atoms of a crystal produce diffraction patterns characteristic of the crystal structure and the wavelength.
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Origin of electron diffraction

First recorded in 1925–30
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