focused collision sequence

focused collision sequence

[¦fō·kəst kə′lizh·ən ‚sē·kwəns]
(physics)
A cascade of interatomic collisions, initiated by the bombardment of a crystal with energetic particles, that propagates in a particular direction along a closely packed row of atoms in the crystal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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