secondary extinction

secondary extinction

[¦sek·ən‚der·ē ik′stiŋk·shən]
(physics)
Increased absorption or decreased diffraction of x-rays by a crystal lattice, due to previous reflection of the x-rays from suitably placed crystal planes.
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In fact, the dynamic nature of networks means that such interference can prevent the majority of secondary extinctions, the researchers report.