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X-ray diffraction

  1. Feb 10, 2015 #1
    When x-rays are incident on a crystal structure, do they diffract in the same way as light through a diffraction grating?
    On the one hand, I've read that a crystal structure acts like a 3D diffraction grating. On the other hand, I have been told that x-rays induce an electric dipole moment in the scatterer, which then acts like an antenna and emits scattered waves.
    I don't understand the second statement, but I feel like they're saying completely different things anyway.
     
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  3. Feb 10, 2015 #2

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