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when light passes sharp edges or goes through narrow slits the rays are deflected and produce fringes of light and dark bands

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He then began selling prism defraction goggles to clubbers at Limelight and used the proceeds to buy fabric to create the first Nasty Pig T-shirt.
X-ray defraction analysis of crystalline phases of grey and white MTA and PC showed absence of bismuth ions and presence of potassium ions in grey PC.
Remaining chapters explore application's of Maxwell's equations to the areas of magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, magnetic dipoles and magnetic materials, electromagnetic waves, radiation by a point charge, radiation by a system of charges, resonant cavities and waveguides, and scattering and defraction.
On 76 minutes Jon Miller with the aid of a defraction put Street ahead only for Karl Bayliss to head home a Keith Knight free kick with 12 minutes remaining.
After using an electron microscope and x-ray defraction to analyze the encrustation from inside of the box, geologists at the Royal Ontario Museum discover that it is made up of micro-thin phosphate-rich layers.