Thermalisation

In physics, thermalisation (in American English thermalization) is the process of physical bodies reaching thermal equilibrium through mutual interaction. In general the natural tendency of a system is towards a state of equipartition of energy or uniform temperature, maximising the system`s entropy. Examples of thermalisation include: ...
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thermalisation

<radiobiology> Also known as slowing-down, this is the process (generally arising from collisions) by which fast (superthermal) particles give up energy to the plasma and slow down to thermal speeds. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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