Debye-Waller factor

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Debye-Waller factor

[də¦bī ′väl·ər ‚fak·tər]
(solid-state physics)
A reduction factor for the intensity of coherent (Bragg) scattering of x-rays, neutrons, or electrons by a crystal, arising from thermal motion of the atoms in the lattice.
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