How X-rays cracked the structure of DNA

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Presenter: Amand Lucas

Published: March 2009

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Vega


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An elegantly simple optical diffraction demonstration with an inexpensive laser pointer is used to show the way in which x-rays can reveal the structure of crystals, and in particular, the double helix structure of DNA.

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