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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.
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Pre-planners leave directives where they want their ashes scattered, while others see ash scatterings as an environmental statement.
Close particle-particle contacts interfere with the mechanism by which [TiO.sub.2] scatters light, and, to the extent feasible, paint formulators should provide conditions that allow these particles to remain as far from one another as possible.
For porous materials, SAXS is especially useful because x-rays are scattered as they pass through interfaces of domains within the sample.
An interesting and often useful feature of a system that can be derived from the intensities of scattered light, as a function of scattering angle or scalar scattering vector (q) is its radius of gyration ([R.sub.g]).
The blue tones, with short wavelengths, scatter first.
Unlike the rounded droplets on a fogged surface, the resulting film of water can't scatter light.
Static measurements rely upon the inverse relationship between particle size and the angle at which the particle scatters incident light.
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.sub.o].
In this depiction, the genomic sequence database of interest is partitioned and distributed (scattered) amongst a number of cluster computing nodes.
Apparently quite carefully composed, Donovan's sculptures are scatter pieces without randomness; and given their shallow-to-flat plane and their landscape trace, they are also something like painterly.
Thirty-one percent of respondents told Cotton Incorporated's Home Study that they were willing to pay more for 100 percent cotton bath and scatter rugs, compared with 64 percent for towels and 56 percent for sheets.
Classical light scattering systems fail to give accurate particle sizing data due mainly to the presence of multiple scattering, whereby light scattered by one particle is rescattered by others before reaching the detector.