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Hey, I am currently busy with studying solid state physics and looking at diffraction theory. Following link explains Frauenhofer diffraction pretty good: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/phyopt/mulslid.html#c3

Let's assume a N=6 multiple slits. Its diffraction pattern depends on slit width w and slit distance d.

But when you have N=6 atomic scatteres (scattering centers) you only have the distance d between them. There is no slit width. But is there a atomic width or something similar?

So how differs the diffraction pattern of 6 slits and 6 atomic scatteres? (1D observation only for now)

EDIT: I meant Fraunhofer, sorry. Maybe a mod could edit the title please.

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Let's assume a N=6 multiple slits. Its diffraction pattern depends on slit width w and slit distance d.

But when you have N=6 atomic scatteres (scattering centers) you only have the distance d between them. There is no slit width. But is there a atomic width or something similar?

So how differs the diffraction pattern of 6 slits and 6 atomic scatteres? (1D observation only for now)

EDIT: I meant Fraunhofer, sorry. Maybe a mod could edit the title please.

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