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When a beam of monochromatic x-rays is incident on a particular NaCl crystal, Bragg reflection in the first order (ie w/ m=1) occurs at theta=20 degrees. The value of d = .28nm. What is the minimum voltage at which the x-ray tube can be operating?

2. Relevant equations

2dsin theta = m lambda (Bragg condition)

lamba = hc/eV

lambda (min) = 1240 nm / V

3. The attempt at a solution

m = 1 so the Bragg condition gives lambda=.19

then I put that into V=hc/e lambda = 1240eV nm / e(.19nm) = 6526 V

This gives me an answer with the right units, but I didn't take into account the difference between just lambda and lambda minimum. When I tried to put lambda into the equation for lambda min it just spit out the same thing I had (obviously).

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# Homework Help: Bragg Reflection w/ X-Ray tube voltage

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