noun[mass noun] Physics
The scattering of radiation involving a change of direction of less than 90 degrees, in particular the propagation of high-frequency radio waves beyond the horizon by scattering or reflection from the ionosphere.
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- Figure 6c includes the mirrorantisymmetric layer that, within the accuracy of the calculations, removes the reflected contributions and the spurious forward scattering to leave transmission unhindered, as predicted.
- Dead cells were discriminated from single viable cells by gating on forward scattering versus side scattering.
- In general, kinoform diffusers provide very efficient and achromatic forward scattering of light.