impact parameter

noun

Definition of impact parameter

: the perpendicular distance from the center of the force field to the initial path of the particle deflected by the field in nuclear scattering

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“Impact parameter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/impact%20parameter. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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