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Ray'leigh scat"tering



Optics.
the scattering of light by particles that are very small in relation to the wavelength of the light, and in which the intensity of the scattered light varies inversely with the fourth power of the wavelength. Cf. Mie scattering.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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