Bragg



Braxton
[brak-stuh n] /ˈbræk stən/ (Show IPA), 1817–76, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.
Sir William Henry, 1862–1942, and his son, Sir William Lawrence, 1890–1971, English physicists: Nobel Prize winners 1915.
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The Christmas Books William Makepeace Thackeray
Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V2 Jacob Dolson Cox
Mother America Sam McClatchie
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The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
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The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty

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Billy. born 1957, British rock singer and songwriter, noted for his political protest songs; recordings include Between the Wars (1985), Workers’ Playtime (1988), Mermaid Avenue (1998), and England, Half English (2002)
Melvyn, Baron. born 1939, British novelist, broadcaster, and television executive; presenter of The South Bank Show since 1978
Sir William Henry , 1862–1942, British physicist, who shared a Nobel prize for physics (1915) with his son, for their study of crystal structures by means of X-rays
his son, Sir (William) Lawrence, 1890–1971, British physicist
Bragg
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British physicist who invented the x-ray spectrometer, a device used to measure x-ray wavelengths. With his son, the physicist Sir William Lawrence Bragg (1890-1971), he developed the technique of x-ray crystallography, used to determine the atomic structure of crystals. Father and son were awarded a joint Nobel Prize for physics in 1915 for this work.

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    the law that the intensity of a crystal reflection of an x-ray is a function of the angle (Bragg angle) that is the complement of the angle of incidence of the x-ray. noun the principle that when a beam of X-rays of wavelength λ enters a crystal, the maximum intensity of the reflected ray occurs […]

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    the diffraction phenomenon exhibited by a crystal bombarded with x-rays in such a way that each plane of the crystal lattice acts as a reflector (Bragg reflector)



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