Have you ever wondered why some materials are hard and others soft, some conduct heat or electricity easily while others don't, some are transparent to light while others are opaque . . . and on and on and on? The material universe is vast and diverse, and while a material's properties depend in part on the elements it is made from, its structure—how it is built from its constituent atoms—can also have wide-ranging effects on how it looks, feels, and behaves. Diffraction is a method that allows us to "see" the atomic structure of materials. Read on to find out how it works!
xiaoshanxu2021-05-19T16:38:07-06:00Dude, where my atoms at?xiaoshanxu2021-05-19T16:38:07-06:00
by Xiaoshan Xu