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scatter

 [skat´er]
the diffusion or deviation of x-rays produced by a medium through which the rays pass.
back scatter backward diffusion of x-rays.

scat·ter

(skat'ĕr),
1. A change in direction of a photon or subatomic particle, as the result of a collision or interaction.
2. The secondary radiation resulting from the interaction of primary radiation with matter.

scat·ter

(skat'ĕr)
1. A change in direction of a photon or subatomic particle, as the result of a collision or interaction.
2. The secondary radiation resulting from the interaction of primary radiation with matter.

scat·ter

(skat'ĕr)
1. Change in direction of a photon or subatomic particle due to collision or interaction.
2. Secondary radiation due to interaction of primary radiation with matter.

scatter

1. the diffusion or deviation of x-rays produced by a medium through which the rays pass.
2. the distribution of two variables in relation to each other, e.g. the numbers of a population in terms of time, place or any other variable.

back scatter
backward diffusion of x-rays.
scatter diagram
a graphic representation of a scatter of two variables.
scatter radiation
the scattering of radiation in all directions as a result of interaction between the beam of the x-ray and the patient. See also compton effect.
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Since electrons are indistinguishable there is no way to make a distinction between the scattered electron and the ejected electron so exchange has to be explicitly taken into account.
In one case, the laser light causes no change in an ions state and the scattered light remains linearly polarized.
51-year-old Shane Galliers fell into the sea at Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall, as he scattered his sister Michelle's ashes SWNS.
17 They demonstrated that the RTE could be derived from the Maxwell and Foldy-Lax equations without the introduction of phenomenological concepts, provided that (a) the observation point is in the far-field zone of the medium under study, (b) all particles are located in the far-field zone of one another (so that the scattered field can be approximated as a spherical outgoing wave), (c) the positions and orientations of the particles are uncorrelated (independent scattering), and (d) multiple scattering events returning to the same particle are neglected (also referred as the Twersky approximation).
s] is proportional to the total scattered flux, while the quantity [a.
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Blue light, which has a high frequency, is scattered 10 times more than red light, which has a lower frequency.
A radiation receiving system is positioned relative to the sensor region to transform radiation scattered by the objects to locations on the scatter detector based on the scatter angles of the scattered radiation.
Dodson had gone on a one-man mission last year to promote California's state flower and scattered some seeds from his hang glider to see whether they would take hold.
The Rayleigh ratio, R[theta], represents the relative ratio of the scattered light, taking the angle of scatter and the distance of the observer from the scattering particles into consideration, and it is directly proportional to I/[I.
The theory of Mie (14, 15) gives an exact solution of the Maxwell equations governing the problem of the light scattered by an isotropic sphere of radius a into an isotropic medium.
Each time a photon scattered off an electron, it became polarized.