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Condition for the angles for coherent and incoherent scattering from a crystal lattice, summarizing the diffractive interference pattern dictated by the geometry of the lattice. Normally for Rayleigh scattering (elastic scattering) of X-rays off atom lattices; but also for scattered neutron waves from nuclei or by a coherent spin interaction with an unpaired electron.

Condition for the angles for coherent and incoherent scattering from a crystal lattice, summarizing the diffractive interference pattern dictated by the geometry of the lattice. Normally for Rayleigh scattering (elastic scattering) of X-rays off atom lattices; but also for scattered neutron waves from nuclei or by a coherent spin interaction with an unpaired electron. The re-emitted wave fields interfere with each other either constructively or destructively, producing the diffraction pattern on a detector or film.

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