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Homework Help: Rutherford Scattering -scattering angle and formula

  1. Nov 4, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Given variables and data: flux of alpha particles;Z; T-kinetic energy of the flux;
    t-thickness of the target.I have to calculate the number of alpha particles which are
    scattered in angle θ>60 degrees.
    2. Relevant equations

    1) Is my formula correct ( see below) if Im including the T-kinetic energy ?
    2) Do i have to integrate the solid angle element dΩ from 60 to 360 degrees?
    3) What kind of value should I put in the sin^4(θ/2)- do I have to integrate this part as well ?

    3. The attempt at a solution
    dN/N=n ((Ze^2)/(8 Pi ε T))^2 dΩ/(sin^4(θ/2))
    Where θ-scattering angle
    ε-electric constant
    n-atoms per unit volume in target
    e-electron charge
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    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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