recoil particle

recoil particle

[′rē‚kȯil ‚pärd·ə·kəl]
(physics)
A particle that has been set into motion by a collision or by a process involving the ejection of another particle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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