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This animation shows a diffraction experiment. Watch the light as it travels through the optics – can you see it change colour and shape? The pattern produced at the end of the experiment is called a diffraction pattern, and is unique to the molecule in the crystal being studied. We use these patterns to work out the position of atoms in the original sample.
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