Published Online: 18 MAY 2012
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Characterization of Materials
How to Cite
Bastasz, R. and Eckstein, W. 2012. Particle Scattering. Characterization of Materials. 1–16.
- Published Online: 18 MAY 2012
Atomic scattering lies at the heart of numerous materials analysis techniques, especially those that employ ion beams as probes. The concepts of particle scattering apply quite generally to objects ranging in size from nucleons to billiard balls, at classical as well as relativistic energies, and for both elastic and inelastic events. This paper summarizes two main topics in collision theory: kinematics, which governs energy and momentum transfer, and central-field theory, which accounts for the strength of particle interactions.
- central-field theory;