stopping power


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Forensics Gunshot wound trauma incapacitation A popular term referring to the alleged ability of one or more bullets to stop an intruder, a charging animal, etc.
Imaging The density of a tissue reflected in an image’s whiteness; white tissues—e.g., bone—have the greatest stopping power
Radiation oncology The ability of a material to stop ionising radiation; alpha particles are stopped by a piece of paper, gamma radiation by thick lead shielding

stopping power

Radiation oncology The ability of a material to stop ionizing radiation; alpha paticles are stopped by a piece of paper, gamma radiation by thick lead shielding Radiology The density of a tissue reflected in an image's whiteness; white tissues–eg, bone have the greatest SP
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Such is the stopping power I'm being pushed against the seatbelt before accelerating away through the Coca Cola curve and back onto the start-finish straight where the pit lane and grandstands flash by in a blur to begin another lap.
The stopping power is derived from energy-absorbing bands inside a lightweight steel housing.
The secret to the Talon's turkey stopping power lies in the forward-facing teeth of its razor-sharp, .
9 times the stopping power of a conventional single disc system of the same diameter.
Threshold braking was next - learning to apply maximum stopping power without locking up the wheels.
To handle the massive amount of power there are huge-diameter four-piston brakes front and rear, with the option of ceramic composites for even better stopping power.
The black art of combining comfort, grip, communication, responsiveness and stopping power is still there in spades.
The same problem arises in the expression for the stopping power and Joy and Luo (13) have proposed a modification for these low energies.
Immense stopping power from brakes straight out of the 911, delicately balanced steering, poised but entertaining handling and full-on, twin- exhaust soundtrack make for a hugely involving driving experience.
In this experiment, too, there will be other particle detectors and calorimeters to check what comes out in the forward direction and measure the stopping power of the target.