# Elastic and Inelastic neutrons scattering

1. Oct 18, 2011

### Nucengable

Elastic and Inelastic neutrons scattering..!!

How I can find the energy lost by the neutron in elastic scattering and inelastic scattering, if we assumed its isotropic scattering in the center of mass?

2. Oct 19, 2011

### JeffKoch

Re: Elastic and Inelastic neutrons scattering..!!

Your question does not make sense. Elastic scattering is just sophomore-physics billiard-ball scattering, and inelastic scattering depends on what mechanisms of internal excitation are involved. Are you asking for a cross-section database with branching ratios, or....?