angular correlation

noun

Definition of angular correlation 

physics

: the relationship between the trajectories of particles emitted by a subatomic process (such as radioactive decay) Experiments are already planned to settle the question through measurement of the angular correlations between detected protons.— J. C. Hardy, Science, 1 Mar. 1985

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