high-energy neutron-proton scattering

high-energy neutron-proton scattering

[¦hī ¦en·ər·jē ¦nü‚trän ′prō‚tän ‚skad·ər·iŋ]
(nuclear physics)
A collision of a neutron having an energy greater than 440 megaelectronvolts with a proton; the collision is inelastic because of pion production.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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