mass stopping power

(redirected from energy loss/unit path length)
Also found in: Medical.

mass stopping power

[′mas ′stäp·iŋ ‚pau̇·ər]
(nucleonics)
The decrease, per unit surface density traversed, in kinetic energy of an ionizing particle passing through matter; equal to the linear energy transfer (energy loss per unit path length) divided by the density of the material.
Mentioned in ?
Full browser ?