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10: Scattering Theory

Thumbnail: Collimated homogeneous beam of monoenergetic particles, long wavepacket which is approximately a planewave, but strictly does not extend to infinity in all directions, is incident on a target and subsequently scattered into the detector subtending a solid angle. The detector is assumed to be far away from the scattering center. Image used with permission (Department of Physics Wiki @ Florida State University).