Lawrence Bragg, microdiffraction and X-ray lasers.

  • John C Spence
  • Published 2013 in
    Acta crystallographica. Section A, Foundations of…


We trace the historical development of W. L. Bragg's `law' and the key experimental observation which made it possible using polychromatic radiation at a time when neither X-ray wavelengths nor cell constants were known. This led, through his phasing and solving large mineral structures (without use of a computer), to work on metals, proteins, bubble rafts… (More)
DOI: 10.1107/S0108767312046296

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