primary scattering

primary scattering

[′prī‚mer·ē ′skad·ə·riŋ]
(physics)
Any scattering process in which radiation is received at a detector, such as the eye, after having been scattered just once; distinguished from multiple scattering.
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Furthermore, one of the primary scattering centers of these stealthy objects is a result of edge diffraction.
It allows for primary scattering from the surface of a particle as well as for secondary scattering caused by light refraction within the particle, which is especially important for particles less than 50 [micro]m in diameter.
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