[noun] The line on a graph that runs horizontally (left to right).
[noun - matter, physical & chemical properties, electromagnetism, matter] A form of electromagnetic radiation with higher frequency and energy than any other electromagnetic radiation besides gamma rays. X-rays have various applications, including medical imaging and X-ray crystallography, but can also damage material they come into contact with because of their high energy.
[noun - atoms & subatomic particles, materials science, matter, physical & chemical properties, atoms & subatomic particles, matter] A technique used to determine the structure and identities of atoms in a compound by exposing a solid crystal of the compound to X-rays and analyzing how the crystal diffracts the X-rays.
[noun - atoms & subatomic particles, research methods] A technique used to determine the arrangement of the atoms in a crystal.
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[noun] A method for converting between units of measurement.Go to term