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I Does Scattering Involve Absorption

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  1. Feb 8, 2017 #1
    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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  4. Feb 8, 2017 #3

    mathman

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