Mott scattering


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Mott scattering

[′mät ‚skad·ə·riŋ]
(quantum mechanics)
The scattering of identical particles due to a Coulomb force.
The scattering of a relativistic electron by a Coulomb field.
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Large angle Mott scattering is sensitive to the transverse component of the electron polarization and the analyzing power reaches exceptionally high values of -0.
In this way, all the angular and energy information necessary to determine the momentum of the electron and the Mott scattering asymmetry is provided.
Also the distribution of the reconstructed vertex points clearly to the Mott scattering foil position and reveals acceptable background as can be seen from a comparison of "foil-in" and "foil-out" measurements.