atomic scattering factor
atomic scattering factor[ə′täm·ik ′skad·ər·iŋ ‚fak·tər]
A quantity which expresses the efficiency with which x-rays of a stated wavelength are scattered into a given direction by a particular atom, measured in terms of the corresponding scattering by a point electron. Also known as atomic form factor.
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