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Nuclear Scattering

  1. Apr 17, 2006 #1
    Im not too clear on how the scattering process may be used to probe the excitaion structure of the nucleus.

    Can anyone explain this to me or direct me to somewhere in which i can read about it?

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  3. Apr 18, 2006 #2


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    Are you considering neutron scattering or electron scattering?

    In general, scattering can be elastic or inelastic, with an obvious difference. If the scattered neutron has different energy, other than that caused by the recoil of the atom, then it must have excited some internal state of the nucleus.

    I am not as familiar with electron scattering, but I do know its been used to elucidate atomic and nucleon structure.
  4. Apr 18, 2006 #3
    Awesome, Cheers man
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