Definitions for "BACKSCATTERING"
The portion of light in a fibre that is redirected to that it travels in the opposite direction from the direction of intended transmission.
the deflection of particles or radiation by scattering processes through angles greater than 90 degrees with respect to the original direction of motion
The process of scattering or deflecting into the sensitive volume of a measuring instrument radiation that originally had no motion in that direction. The process is dependent on the nature of the mounting material, the shield surrounding the sample and the detector, the nature of the sample, the type of energy of the radiation, and the geometry. See also scattering.