By Andre Authier
2012 marked the centenary of 1 of the main major discoveries of the early 20th century, the invention of X-ray diffraction (March 1912, through Laue, Friedrich, and Knipping) and of Bragg's legislation (November 1912). the invention of X-ray diffraction proven the wave nature of X-rays and the space-lattice speculation. It had significant results: the research of the constitution of atoms, and the decision of the atomic constitution of fabrics. This had a momentous influence in chemistry, physics, mineralogy, fabric technology, and biology.
This booklet relates the invention itself, the early days of X-ray crystallography, and how the scoop of the invention unfold around the international. It explains how the 1st crystal buildings have been made up our minds, and recounts that have been the early purposes of X-ray crystallography. It additionally tells how the idea that of house lattice has built on the grounds that precedent days, and the way our realizing of the character of sunshine has replaced over the years. The contributions of the most actors of the tale, ahead of the invention, on the time of the invention and instantly afterwards, are defined via their writings and are placed into the context of the time, followed through short biographical information.