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Understanding the Effects of Diffraction (Part 2)

This article is a continuation of my previous post on understanding the effects of diffraction. That article has caused a long-winded discussion because some people decided to go deeper in the discussion of diffraction without fully understanding some fundamental concepts. 1,052 more words



This week’s WordPress Photo challenge is refraction. Tough one, and I couldn’t think what to post apart from the obvious image of a rainbow, except I couldn’t lay my hand on one. 23 more words


Celebrating Laue - complex structures very quickly!

In a slight oversight at crystallography 365 HQ, we missed that it was Max von Laue’s birthday on Thursday.

Von Laue received the Nobel prize for physics in 1914 for his discovery of the… 252 more words


Understanding the Effects of Diffraction

This post is a continuation of the previous article that I wrote about resolution and diffraction. I highly suggest that you read that one first so that you will gain a basic understanding of these concepts. 1,130 more words


The Complementarity Principle

Unlike what you might think when seeing the title of this post, it is not my intention to enter into philosophical discussions here: many authors have been writing about this ‘principle’, most of which–according to eminent physicists–don’t know what they are talking about. 1,989 more words


Chandra's and Hubble's photos of Abell 1689

The Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope are two telescopes, orbiting earth, capable of observing in the x-ray and visible regime respectively. Over the years they have produced streams of absolutely stunning images of our beautiful universe. 730 more words