diffraction analysis

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The application of @[email protected] techniques (X-rays, electrons, neutrons) which are sometimes used to identify the presence of certain solid aerosols and dust particles through the characteristic @[email protected] patterns which result from each unique crystal structure.
Source:
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167. (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2184 [Terms] [Paper]