Elastic scattering

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IUPAC RECOMMENDATIONS 2013
Elastic scattering
Interaction between two particles (atom, molecule, or ion) wherein there is an exchange of translational energy between the collision partners but no conversion of translational energy into internal energy. Both the magnitudes and directions of the particle speeds can change.
Related Term(s): inelastic scattering
Reference(s):

IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the Orange Book). Definitive Rules, 1979. Compiled by J. Inczédy, T. Lengyel, A. M. Ure. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). On-line corrected version: http://www.iupac.org /publications/analytical compendium (2000).

IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the Gold Book). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins.

From Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.

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Orange Book

ORANGE BOOK DEFINITION

IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the Orange Book). Definitive Rules, 1979.

Elastic scattering

An ion/neutral species interaction in which the direction of motion is changed but there is no change in the total translational energy of the collision partners.

IUPAC 1997 Orange Book Chapter 12
Index of Orange Book Terms