inelastic collision


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inelastic collision

[‚in·ə′las·tik kə′lizh·ən]
(mechanics)
A collision in which the total kinetic energy of the colliding particles is not the same after the collision as before it.
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A major element of a collision-induced gravity model that has not been yet explained is how the heat generated in the inelastic collision is carried-off from the local neighborhood of the 3D coordinates of the collision.
In the interest of simplicity in basic modeling, the collision-induced mathematical analysis did not treat the effect of a change-in-flavor of the neutrino (flux) consequent to a neutrino-nucleon inelastic collision due, for example, to a collision with nucleons of the moon during a total solar eclipse, which would then generate a change in the collision cross-section that could affect a subsequent collision with another mass body (such as an interaction with a gravity measuring experimental apparatus located at an Earth laboratory).
And my own hypothesis as to the origin of that quantization, and also the origin of the phenomenon that explains the carry-off of heat generated from an inelastic scattering interaction (in which although momentum is conserved, energy is not--because of the involved heat), is cast in terms of the quantum mechanics of neutrino-nucleon inelastic collision, and this necessarily must involve the quark constituents of the nucleon.
He then proceeds to describing applications of non-relativistic quantum-mechanical theory to energetic inelastic collisions of ions with atoms, including the physics of double scatterings, Coulomb-Born type methods for electron detachment, and Thomas double scatterings.
Inokuti, Inelastic Collisions of Fast Charged Particles with Atoms and Molecules-The Bethe Theory Revisited, J.
Therefore, such energetically unbalanced plasmas have low gas temperature but produce sufficient energy for inelastic collisions with atoms and molecules in the gas phase, thus producing reactive species and photons, which are able to initiate all types of polymerizations or activate any surface of low reactive polymers.