excitation curve

excitation curve

[‚ek‚sī′tā·shən ‚kərv]
(nuclear physics)
A curve showing the relative yield of a specified nuclear reaction as a function of the energy of the incident particles or photons. Also known as excitation function.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
If the electrons are particle-like with no wave-like qualities, the screen would show a bell-shaped excitation curve in case (1) and two superimposed bell-shaped curves in case (2).