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Elastic and Inelastic neutrons scattering

  1. Oct 18, 2011 #1
    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?
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  3. Oct 19, 2011 #2
    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....?
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