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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It was after a series of incriminating episodes, I discovered that the backseat reaction could be diluted by pretending not to have heard anything, while within stopping range and then pulling over at an 'out of range' spot, feigning much regret and surprise.
As these ions were penetrated deeper into the substrate material, after reaching the stopping range of the ions these ions were bonded with the carbon atoms of the inner surface.
But now a French designer aims to change all that by launching his traffic- stopping range of clothes for pneumatic women in Britain.
There are two energy ranges, says Arthur Proskanzer of LBL, where quark-gluon plasmas are possible: the stopping range and the transparency range.
Geremi made it 2-0 ten minutes after the break and again no Spurs defenders were within stopping range.