superelastic collision

superelastic collision

[¦sü·pər·i¦las·tik kə′lizh·ən]
(physics)
A collision in which potential energy is converted into kinetic energy so that the total kinetic energy of the colliding objects is greater after the collision than before.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The phenomenon is known as a superelastic collision.