[ bak-skat-er or bak-skat-er-ing ]
/ ˈbækˌskæt ər or ˈbækˌskæt ər ɪŋ /
the deflection of nuclear particles or of radiation in a scattering process through an angle greater than 90°.
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Scientific definitions for backscatter
[ băk′skăt′ər ]
The deflection of radiation or particles by electromagnetic or nuclear forces through angles greater than 90° to the initial direction of travel.
The radiation or particles so deflected.
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