collision line-broadening

collision line-broadening

[kə′lizh·ən ′līn ‚brȯd·ən·iŋ]
(spectroscopy)
Spreading of a spectral line due to interruption of the radiation process when the radiator collides with another particle. Also known as collision broadening.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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