stopping range

stopping range

[′stäp·iŋ ‚rānj]
(nuclear physics)
A postulated energy range for extremely high-energy heavy-ion collisions in which the target stops the projectile and the protons and neutrons of target and projectile are mixed together in a fireball forming a quark-gluon plasma.
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Geremi made it 2-0 ten minutes after the break and again no Spurs defenders were within stopping range.
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There are two energy ranges, says Arthur Proskanzer of LBL, where quark-gluon plasmas are possible: the stopping range and the transparency range.