# Bragg's law

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**Bragg's law** is an equation that predicts the angles at which one will observe coherent scattering (diffraction) from a crystal lattice. It is essentially a special-case of the more general phenomenon of scattering. The law is given by:

where *n* is an integer, *λ* is the wavelength of the incident wave (e.g. X-ray or neutron), *d* is the spacing between the planes in the atomic lattice, and *θ* is the angle between the incident ray and the scattering planes. The sharp peak that results from the layering in a well-defined realspace lattice is thus often called a Bragg peak.