University of Cambridge Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy Image Gallery Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy Image Gallery
Description:
This artistic false-color image (hi-res version) shows a diffraction pattern made when a beam of electrons struck a target of lanthanum aluminate. Neutrons diffract as well, as do x-rays and also visible light (see Physics in Your World).  These phenomena illustrate the wave-particle duality.

(This feature was updated on July 10, 2013.)
Image:
image credit: Paul A. Midgley, University of Cambridge
image credit: Paul A. Midgley, University of Cambridge
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/electron-diffraction-large-.jpg
Featured:
June 1, 2007 - June 16, 2007