thermal scattering

thermal scattering

[′thər·məl ′skad·ə·riŋ]
(solid-state physics)
Scattering of electrons, neutrons, or x-rays passing through a solid due to thermal motion of the atoms in the crystal lattice.
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Nelson's technique, impulsive stimulated thermal scattering, expands upon an established principle of thermal wave physics.