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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Joy, "Calculations of Mott scattering cross section," Journal of Applied Physics, vol.
Large angle Mott scattering is sensitive to the transverse component of the electron polarization and the analyzing power reaches exceptionally high values of -0.4 to -0.5 [6].
In this way, all the angular and energy information necessary to determine the momentum of the electron and the Mott scattering asymmetry is provided.