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History[ edit ] X-rays interact with the atoms in a crystal. Bragg diffraction also referred to as the Bragg formulation of X-ray diffraction was first proposed by Lawrence Bragg and his father William Henry Bragg in  in response to their discovery that crystalline solids produced surprising patterns of reflected X-rays in contrast to that of, say, a liquid.
They found that these crystals, at certain specific wavelengths and incident angles, produced intense peaks of reflected radiation.
The concept of Bragg diffraction applies equally to neutron diffraction and electron diffraction processes. Lawrence Bragg explained this result by modeling the crystal as a set of discrete parallel planes separated by a constant parameter d.
It was proposed that the incident X-ray radiation would produce a Bragg peak if their reflections off the various planes interfered constructively.
Lawrence Bragg and his father, William Henry Bragg, were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in for their work in determining crystal structures beginning with NaClZnSand diamond. They are the only father-son team to jointly win.
Lawrence Bragg was 25 years old, making him the youngest physics Nobel laureate. Bragg condition[ edit ] Bragg diffraction. Two beams with identical wavelength and phase approach a crystalline solid and are scattered off two different atoms within it.
Constructive interference occurs when this length is equal to an integer multiple of the wavelength of the radiation. Bragg diffraction occurs when radiation, with a wavelength comparable to atomic spacings, is scattered in a specular fashion by the atoms of a crystalline system, and undergoes constructive interference.
For a crystalline solid, the waves are scattered from lattice planes separated by the interplanar distance d. When the scattered waves interfere constructively, they remain in phase since the difference between the path lengths of the two waves is equal to an integer multiple of the wavelength.
The effect of the constructive or destructive interference intensifies because of the cumulative effect of reflection in successive crystallographic planes of the crystalline lattice as described by Miller notation.We do not in fact know which is the more accurate set of maps.
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When a beam of X-rays illuminates a single crystal, many “spots” are generated. The positions of the spots are determined by the size and shape of the unit cell and the symmetry.
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