Backscatter



the deflection of nuclear particles or of radiation in a scattering process through an angle greater than 90°.
backscatter
(bāk’skāt’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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