intranuclear cascade model

intranuclear cascade model

[¦in·trə′nü·klē·ər kas′kād ‚mäd·əl]
(nuclear physics)
A model of nuclear collisions that assumes a series of independent nucleon-nucleon collisions between particles that act like billiard balls.
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