atomic stopping power


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atomic stopping power

[ə′täm·ik ′stäp·iŋ ‚pau̇·ər]
(nucleonics)
For an ionizing particle passing through an element, the particle's energy loss per atom within a unit area normal to the particle's path; equal to the linear energy transfer (energy loss per unit path length) divided by the number of atoms per unit volume.
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