energy-dispersive x-ray diffraction
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energy-dispersive x-ray diffraction[¦en·ər·jē di¦spər·səv ′eks‚rā di′frak·shən]
A technique in which an energy spectrum is obtained of the x-rays scattered from a polychromatic x-ray beam through a fixed angle by a polycrystalline sample. Abbreviated EDXD.
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