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Autobiography of Ernst Ruska

Ernst Ruska (1906 - 1988) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1986 for his fundamental work in electron optics, and for the design of the first electron microscope.

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The Scanning Electron Microscope

A site for children explaining how the scanning electron microscope works, and showing some images of objects.

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Reflection, Refraction, and Diffraction

Page describing the behaviour of waves.

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Bragg Spectrometer

Description of x-ray diffraction with clear diagrams. Includes calculations.

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Reflection, Refraction & Diffraction

The site explains what happen to electromagnetic waves when it is transmitted and come in contact with a boundary.

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Materials Science

Explains difference between different types of crystals and talks about various topics such as x-ray diffraction, microscopy and polymers.

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Diffraction - BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize covers what happens when a wave passes through a gap similar to its wavelength.

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Two-Slit With Diffraction

This java applet demonstrates a double-slit experiment in which the different variables can be adjusted.

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Diffraction of Sound

An interesting site, with good diagrams, explaining how sound can be diffracted and how this affects what you hear.

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Max Theodor Felix von Laue

Biography of Max von Laue (1879 -1960), who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1914 for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays on crystals.

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