critical scattering

critical scattering

[′krid·ə·kəl ′skad·ər·iŋ]
(physics)
Intense scattering of some form of radiation by a substance at a temperature near a second-order transition, as in critical opalescence or critical magnetic scattering.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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