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IEVref:113-06-38ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: cross section of interaction
Synonym1: cross section
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Symbol: σ
Definition: for a given type of interaction of incident particles with a target, a quantity equal to the product of the probability of interaction of the target with a particle and the cross-sectional area of an infinitesimal sphere, divided by the number of particles incident on the sphere

NOTE The cross section has the dimension of area. A non-SI unit is barn, symbol b: 1 b:= 10−28 m2.


Publication date:2011-04
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