glancing angle


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glancing angle

[′glans·iŋ ‚aŋ·gəl]
(physics)
The angle between a surface and a beam of particles or radiation incident upon it; it is the complement of the angle of incidence.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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At glancing angles of 75[degrees] and 110[degrees], two strong reflectances at 610 and 540 nm, respectively, were observed.
Singh, "Controlled growth of standing Ag nanorod arrays on bare Si substrate using glancing angle deposition for self-cleaning applications," Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, vol.
During the glancing angle deposition process, the angle ([beta]) between PbPc nanocolumns and substrate surface normal strongly depends on the angle ([alpha]) between substrate surface normal and the incoming particle flux.
Thus, the former experiences the tunnelling transmission while the latter experiences refractive transmission in a certain glancing angle region.
Craters created by asteroids that hit at a glancing angle also tend to have larger flows, possibly because these lopsided impacts produce a bigger deposit of molten material in the direction the asteroid was traveling, Schaber says.
Although the absorption probability per wall interaction is high, we expect that these marginally trapped neutrons (with energies just above the trap depth and likely incident upon the walls at glancing angles) will undergo considerably fewer interactions with the walls than in a simple ballistic model.