# Electron-electron /Moller/ Scattering

• parazit
In summary, the conversation discusses the topic of Electon-electron or Moller Scattering and the speaker's homework assignment to derive the differential cross section equation/formula. They are unsure of how to start and are seeking guidance and explanations from others. The suggestion to draw Feynman diagrams and calculate Feynman amplitudes is given, and the book "Introduction to Elementary Particles" by Dr. Griffiths is mentioned as a reference. The speaker also asks for guidance on what to focus on next after understanding this part.
parazit
Hi everyone.Electon-electron or Moller Scattering is the topic of my homework and i also have to derive the differential cross section equation/formula.
The problem is i do not know how to start it and continue.

sevgi
I imagine drawing the Feynman diagrams and calculating the Feynman amplitudes would be a start.

sevgi
in the book ıntroduction to elemantary particles, dr.griffiths , the 6 th chapter it is.
is that the things and explanings from the link you gave enough for a start.i mean if i pass this part please point the next topic.thank you so much.

sevgi

## 1. What is electron-electron scattering?

Electron-electron scattering, also known as Moller scattering, is a phenomenon in which two electrons interact with each other through the exchange of virtual photons. This interaction can result in a change in the direction or energy of the electrons.

## 2. What is the relevance of electron-electron scattering in physics?

Electron-electron scattering plays a crucial role in understanding the behavior of electrons in various materials and systems. It is a fundamental process in quantum mechanics and is used to study the properties of materials, such as their conductivity and magnetic properties.

## 3. What factors affect the rate of electron-electron scattering?

The rate of electron-electron scattering is influenced by several factors, including the energy and momentum of the electrons, the distance between them, and the type of interaction (e.g. repulsive or attractive).

## 4. How is electron-electron scattering studied in experiments?

Electron-electron scattering is often studied using high-energy particle accelerators, where electrons are accelerated to high speeds and then made to collide with each other. The resulting interactions are then observed and analyzed to understand the behavior of electrons.

## 5. What are the potential applications of studying electron-electron scattering?

Studying electron-electron scattering has various practical applications, such as in developing new materials with desired electrical and magnetic properties, improving particle accelerators and detectors, and understanding the behavior of electrons in extreme conditions, such as in nuclear reactions or astrophysical environments.

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