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Difference between elastic and coherent scattering

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  1. Dec 9, 2016 #1
    Hi everyone! What is the difference between coherent and elastic scattering. Maybe the elastic scattering implies that there is not loss of energy, whereas the coherent scattering implies that the wavelength of a ray (or rays) is the same before and after the scattering?

    Thank you in advance.
     
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  3. Dec 9, 2016 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF.

    What have you found so far by using Google or perhaps Wikipedia? :smile:
     
  4. Dec 9, 2016 #3
    Hi Berkemar, I found only confuse or difficult explanations.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2016 #4

    berkeman

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    Can you post a link or two to what you have found, and let us know what is confusing about it? Thanks. :smile:
     
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  8. Dec 9, 2016 #7
    I had seen this page. If possible, I'd like to ask you to suggest to me books on which I can study these definitions.
    Thank you for your help.
     
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