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elastic scattering

[i′las·tik ′skad·ə·riŋ]
(mechanics)
Scattering due to an elastic collision.
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The elastic scattering is largely in the forward direction.
The nuclear structure of our target Xe nuclei was computed in the nuclear shell model for elastic scattering and in the QRPA framework for both elastic and inelastic scattering.
Chebotayev, "Measurement of elastic scattering cross-sections in a gas by laser spectroscopy methods," ZhETF Pis.
We consider the elastic scattering of neutrons on the nucleus of moderating medium.
In the final weeks of the collider's proton run, the researchers dialed down its luminosity to study a phenomenon known as "(http://www.ibtimes.com/cern-lhc-update-researchers-dial-down-luminosity-elastic-scattering-experiments-2420910) elastic scattering " - wherein two protons survive their encounter intact, without colliding head-on, with only a slight change in their direction. Elastic scattering cannot be observed during normal, "high luminosity" LHC runs, when protons are more likely to crash into each other and create new particles.
Rayleigh scattering, which is an elastic scattering technique, originates from all the molecules in the laser path, thus no additives are required; additionally, because molecules exist before, during and after the combustion front, Rayleigh scattering radiation is produced through the whole combustion event giving the full temperature profile necessary for the determination of the temperature gradient.
Luppe, "Resonant elastic scattering by a finite number of cylindrical cavities in an elastic matrix," Wave Motion, vol.
where the first term [(4[pi]Dt).sup.-1] in the integrant is the return probability ([P.sub.0](t)) for diffusion constant D, the second term represents the short time cut-off ([[tau].sub.e]), below which no elastic scattering occurs, and the third term is the phase coherence time ([[tau].sub.[phi]]) cut-off, beyond which phase coherence is lost.
Whittingham, "Elastic scattering of [sup.152]Eu yrays by Pb," Journal of Physics G: Nuclear Physics, vol.
Under weak excitation, also known as the Heitler regime, the main contribution to photon generation is through elastic scattering. By operating in this way, photon decoherence can be avoided altogether.
Only occasionally does it undergo a substantial deflection, due to elastic scattering from an atomic nucleus [1-4].