recoil electron

recoil electron

[′rē‚kȯil i‚lek‚trän]
(physics)
An electron that has been set into motion by a collision.
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If the recoil electron or the ion-electron pair energy is absorbed by the detector, one may measure the temperature change.
The spectrum of the recoil electron shows a similar, but not identical, broadened peak.