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1. # Why X Rays Cannot Be Diffracted By Ordinary Diffraction Grating

Ordinary diffraction gratings are the go-to when it comes to diffracting X rays. They’re cheap, they’re easy to fabricate, and they work just fine. But what if you needed an X ray that was diffracted by an ordinary grating? It turns out that this is impossible—at least without a lot of extrawork. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at why X rays cannot be diffracted by ordinary gratings and the implications thereof.

## What is Ordinary Diffraction Grating?

Ordinary diffraction grating is a type of grating used to disperse and focus X-rays. The grating creates a pattern on the X-ray film that allows the X-rays to be focused onto a single point. This is beneficial for medical examinations where it is important to view small details on a patient’s body.

## How Do X Rays Diffract When Passed Through an Ordinary Diffraction Grating?

Ordinary diffraction gratings are made up of a series of parallel, closely spaced slits that create a pattern of bright and dark lines on the back surface of the grating. When x-rays pass through the grating, they are scattered in all directions. However, because the rays travel in small groups, they are able to travel along the grating at different angles and eventually intersect again on the other side. Because X-rays scatter in all directions and can move around the grating at different angles, they cannot be diffracted by an ordinary diffraction grating.

## Why Cannot Xrays Be Diffracted By Ordinary Diffraction Grating?

Ordinary diffraction gratings scatter X-rays in a very predictable way. Due to the periodic boundary conditions of the grating, the waves travel in straight lines. Because X-rays are made up of tiny particles, these waves interfere with each other and cancel out, resulting in a weak signal.

This is why standard X-ray beams cannot be diffracted by an ordinary grating – the waves simply pass straight through it and don’t create any image. To get around this obstacle, scientists use special diffraction gratings that have been designed to let specific types of waves through.