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# When does diffraction occur?

Updated: 9/26/2023

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When gap size is equal to wavelength

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### Why diffraction occur?

Diffraction example: you run or bounce into somthing and, the wave goes around the object. This is called diffraction.

### When does maximum diffraction occur?

When gap size is equal to wavelength

### Does diffraction occur when waves bounce around the edge of a barrier?

Yes, i am sorry if I'm wrong don't take my word for it

### Why does diffraction not occur when light passes through a window?

The window is too wide (relative to the wavelength of light)

### What is the bending of waves around the edge of a barrier called?

Diffraction is the bending of waves around an obstacle under specific circumstances.

### Which term describes the bending of a wave around an object?

"Diffraction" does.

Surface Waves

Diffraction.

### What is the principles of x ray diffraction?

The idea is that, due to the small wavelength of X-rays, atoms can serve as a diffraction grid - causing diffraction patterns. (If you don't know about diffraction, I suggest you search in the questions for "diffraction", or ask a separate question for diffraction.) Crystals are good for this, because of their regular structure.

### Can you see diffraction in water?

Diffraction can be observed in any medium.

### How many classes of diffraction?

fresnel diffraction and fraunhoffer diffractions

### When a moves through an opening in a barrier it?

Bends and spreads out.When waves of any kind, sound, light electromagnetic radiation hit a gap in a barrier that is on the same scale as the wavelength then diffraction will occur. Diffraction is the bending of the wave and this appears as circular waves when we observe this effect with water.A common diffraction grating can be seen on a CD or DVD. The light spreads and we see this as different colours.