rotating crystal method

rotating crystal method

[′rō‚tād·iŋ ¦krist·əl ‚meth·əd]
(solid-state physics)
Any method of studying crystalline structures by x-ray or neutron diffraction in which a monochromatic, collimated beam of x-rays or neutrons falls on a single crystal that is rotated about an axis perpendicular to the beam.
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