destructive interference


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destructive interference

a phenomenon that results when propagated waves are out of phase, so that maximum molecular compression for one wave occurs at the same point as maximum rarefaction for the second wave, causing the two waves to cancel each other out.
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36) This phenomenon can be explained in terms of chemically amplified biophoton emission which is called bioluminescence), establishing destructive interference as soon as the animals "see each other" and displaying synchronous pulses as a consequence of the disruption of the destructive interference patterns.
Destructive interference occurs when light of a specific wavelength is reflected from both the substrate/thin film interface and the air/ thin film interface.
According to quantum mechanics, this effect results from constructive and destructive interference between the two different ways of exciting hydrogen chloride molecules.
The contrast of the image is thus enhanced through destructive interference at each phase edge, which leads to enhanced gradient of exposure intensity.