• WordNet 3.6
    • v diffract undergo diffraction "laser light diffracts electrons"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Diffract To break or separate into parts; to deflect, or decompose by deflection, arrays of light.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • diffract To break into parts; specifically, in optics, to break up, as a beam of light, by deflecting it from a right line; deflect.
    • diffract In lichenology, broken into distinct areoles separated by chinks.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Diffract dif-frakt′ to break or separate into parts, as rays of light
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. diffractus, p. p. of diffringere, to break in pieces; dif- = dis-, + frangere, to break. See Fracture
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. diffringĕre, diffractumdis, asunder, frangĕre, to break.


In literature:

The only way in which this phenomenon can be accounted for is on the diffraction theory.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 401, September 8, 1883" by Various
These diffractive spectra have been examined with great skill by Draper and Langley.
"Six Lectures on Light" by John Tyndall
The spectroscope is the improved instrument by which the diffracting prism is best employed in producing the spectrum.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
In 1799 he was induced by his fellow-student, Henry Brougham, to study the diffraction of light.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The modern diffraction grating is a truly wonderful piece of work.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
Diffracted: bending in different directions.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
C. When in focus the central disc is surrounded by an intermittent diffraction pattern, i.e.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
The diffraction of light revealed itself to Young in the hues of a soap-bubble.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
The Roentgen rays cannot be reflected by reflecting surfaces, concentrated by lenses, or refracted or diffracted.
"Little Masterpieces of Science:" by Various
Perfect transparency is obtained since there is neither refraction nor diffraction of the visible colors.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various

In news:

In the background, the central portion of a diffraction-limited image taken in 2012 is displayed.
Moving Laser Diffraction from the Lab to the Production Process.
Moving Laser Diffraction Particle Sizing from the Lab to the Process.
We would like to use dry analysis on our laser- diffraction system, but the particles are fragile and we're struggling to get robust results.
Suppliers of products ranging from balances and blenders to X-ray diffraction instruments are listed, along with contact information.
An experienced concrete petrographer and clinker microscopist , he is also proficient in the use of scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction.
The simplest way to do this is with some type of diffraction grating.
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Downloadable pdf of Chapter 14 New Method to Study Molecular Interactions in Fats—Synchrotron Radiation Microbeam X-ray Diffraction from the book Cocoa Butter and Related Compounds.
W CONSHOHOCKEN, PA- X-ray diffraction has become a popular means of residual stress measurement in the aerospace materials field over the last 50 years.
RESEARCHERS in Italy who examined a lens from Galileo 's telescope with modern interferometric equipment say they found an extraordinarily low level of diffraction, reflecting a high level of craftsmanship.
MEMS Optical is a supplier and manufacturer of both refractive (microlens arrays) and diffractive (beam shapers and beam splitters) micro optics and of MEMS devices such as scanning tilt micro mirrors and deformable mirrors.
From Watson and Crick to today's molecular biologists, researchers rely on X-ray diffraction images to deduce information about of the molecules of life.
Diffractive light reflecting foils Kurz Transfer Products Charlotte NC USA Lenses are diffractive light reflecting foils that display lens patterns and create the illusion of depth.

In science:

Using the MiniPlug and the Plug Upgrade calorimeters to actually measure the width of the rapidity gap(s) produced in diffractive processes will allow extending the Run I studies of the diffractive structure function to much lower values of the fraction ξ of the momentum of the proton carried by the Pomeron.
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters
Scalar Diffraction Theory Scalar diffraction theory refers to a set of approximations which are used either explicitly or implicitly in the evaluation of diffraction for an optical system.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Figure 2: Average transverse momentum of secondaries from target single diffractive scattering as a function of the diffractive mass for MINT (left) and real data 2 (right – here the units of the ordinate should read MeV/c).
MINT - A Simple Model for Low Energy Hadronic Interactions
We discern the so-called far-field region (Fraunhofer diffraction), near-field region (Fresnel diffraction) and the evanescent-wave zone up to a few wavelengths from the reflector.
Near-Field Radio Holography of Large Reflector Antennas
Fresnel” number we are in a Fraunhofer diffraction scaling, while from the point of view of the “source Fresnel” number we are in a Fresnel diffraction scaling and finally from the point of view of the effective Fresnel number, 1/(2παe ), we are in a general or scalar diffraction theory setup.
Coupled paraxial wave equations in random media in the white-noise regime