Landau fluctuations

Landau fluctuations

[′lan‚dau̇ ‚flək·chə′wā·shənz]
(nucleonics)
Variations in the losses of energy of different particles in a thin detector, resulting from random variations in the number of collisions and in the energies lost in each collision of the particle.
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