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Episode 529: Preparation for X- ray and Neutron Diffraction Topic

This topic, from the Institute of Physics, encourage students to apply their understanding of diffraction to X-ray and neutron diffraction studies of the structure of matter. It could extend a study of diffraction of waves, or be part of a study of material structures, or of atomic physics.

There are two learning episodes in this topic:

Episode 530: X-ray diffraction

Episode 531: Neutron diffraction 

Upon completion, students should be able to:

1. relate diffraction effects to the spacing of gratings etc. and to the wavelength of the radiation involved

2. state some uses of X-ray and neutron diffraction

3. apply Bragg’s law.

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