[ in-i-las-tik skat-er-ing ]
/ ɪn ɪˌlæs tɪk ˈskæt ər ɪŋ /
a scattering of particles due to an inelastic collision that also changes their wavelengths and phases.
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Origin of inelastic scattering
First recorded in 1935–40
Words nearby inelastic scattering
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