hhope at ucdavis.edu
Thu Sep 21 01:30:47 EST 1995
This has to do with our tendency to prefer round numbers. The
"resolution" is very often determined by 2theta(max). For 2theta(max=60
deg, the calculated resolution will be the wavelength.
Resolution is not a sharply defined quantity, so you are right: there is
some measure of "arbitrariness." Normally it is well-reasoned
arbitrariness of no great scientific consequence.
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