Rutherford scattering


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Rutherford scattering

[′rəth·ər·fərd ‚skad·ə·riŋ]
(atomic physics)
Scattering of heavy charged particles by the Coulomb field of an atomic nucleus.
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(iv) The scattering behaviour for primary electron energies used in this work (3-17 keV) and materials with small to intermediate Z values is best described by Screened Rutherford scattering cross-sections.

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