proton-proton scattering

proton-proton scattering

[′prō‚tän ′prō‚tän ′skad·ər·iŋ]
(nuclear physics)
A collision of a proton with another proton, usually the nucleus of a hydrogen atom.
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Johnston was employed at the University of Minnesota, Department of Physics, where he carried out experiments on proton-proton scattering to obtain the nuclear force potential of the proton.
Comparison with the well established value of the proton-proton scattering length [a.sub.pp] = -17.3 [+ or -] 0.005 (stat) [+ or -] 0.4 (syst) fm indicates charge-symmetry breaking (CSB).