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Old Aug 26th 2015, 10:38 AM   #1
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x-ray diffraction of crystals

In explaining x-ray diffraction of crystals, usually the approach is to consider the atoms absorb radiation and scatter it, at some angles constructive interference occur and bright spots can be observed. It seems that it is different from the diffraction of slits or gratings because in these cases light or radiation go through a small space or aperture but in crystal it seems it is an absorption-->scatter (or reflection) --> interference process. Therefore I wonder whether there is actually some differences in their nature.
Also I wonder whether all the reflection, refraction and diffraction process can be explained in terms of scattering and interference?
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