elastic collision


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elastic collision

n.
A collision between bodies in which the total kinetic energy of the bodies is conserved.
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The predicted angular distribution for d-6C12 elastic collision at the energies 110, 120 and 170MeV is shown in Figs.
The energetic ion when traverse through the material medium it losses its energy either in displacing atoms (of the sample) by elastic collisions or ionizing the atoms by inelastic collision.
The normal procedure (5) is to describe the collisions as heavy particle elastic collisions ignoring the fact that at high energies most of the energy loss is due to the interaction of the fast particle with the atomic electrons of the background gas.