elastic scattering


Definition of elastic scattering

: a scattering of particles as the result of an elastic collision

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Recent Examples on the Web The experiment was known as elastic scattering, because the kinetic energy of the electrons was conserved in the interactions. Dylan Loeb Mcclain, New York Times, "Richard E. Taylor, Nobel Winner Who Plumbed Matter, Is Dead at 88," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of elastic scattering

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Elastic scattering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elastic%20scattering. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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