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scatter (skat´er)

1. A change in direction of a photon or subatomic particle, as the result of a collision or interaction. 2. The secondary radiation resulting from the interaction of primary radiation with matter.
Compton s.the mechanism of s. called the Compton effect scintillator.
liquid s.a liquid with the properties of a scintillator, in which the substance whose radioactivity is to be measured can be dissolved and placed in a well counter.


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