Does Scattering Involve Absorption

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Hi,

I read that scattering is just hitting a particle and bouncing off at some other direction. But I also read that scattering involves the complete absorption and emission of a particle/wave. Is this part correct? I have been unable to find that bit of information anywhere else.
 

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mathman
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There are different possibilities, depending on the particles involved - photons, neutrons, various charged particles, etc.
 

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