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Bragg's Law defines the fundamental mathematical relationship upon which X-ray crystallography measurement is based. Rosalind Franklin was an expert in X-ray crystallography and would've used Bragg's law to quantify the angle of scattering from an x-ray incident onto a crystal surface. This short tutorial explains the conceptual basis for Bragg's Law and provides a digital tool allowing students to use the equation to perform calculations.

Hyperphysics is a broad-ranging physics education site that features concept maps with flow charts for easy movement from one topic to a related one. The site is under continuing development by Rod Nave, PhD, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University.
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Bragg spectrometer, crystal lattice, crystal structure, crystallography, x-ray
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C. Nave, Hyperphysics: Bragg's Law, (2003), <http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/quantum/bragg.html>.
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Nave, C. (2020, November 15). Hyperphysics: Bragg's Law. Retrieved December 6, 2021, from http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/quantum/bragg.html
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