inelastic scattering
noun Date: 1938 a scattering of particles as the result of inelastic collision in which the total kinetic energy of the colliding particles changes

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  • inelastic collision — noun physics : a collision in which part of the kinetic energy of the colliding particles changes into another kind of energy (as radiation) * * * Mech. a collision in which the total kinetic energy of the colliding bodies or particles is not the …   Useful english dictionary

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