plural scattering

plural scattering

[¦plu̇r·əl ′skad·ər·iŋ]
(physics)
A change in direction of a particle or photon because of a small number of collisions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Beam tailing occurs in low-Z materials because of fast secondary electrons and in high-Z materials because of plural scattering. (3)