single knock-on

single knock-on

[′siŋ·gəl ′näk·ȯn]
(solid-state physics)
A sputtering event in which target atoms are ejected either directly by the bombarding projectiles or after 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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