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Scattering

  • Bogdan Povh
  • Klaus Rith
  • Christoph Scholz
  • Frank Zetsche
  • Werner Rodejohann
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

Scattering experiments are an important tool of nuclear and particle physics. They are used both to study details of the interactions between different particles and to obtain information about the internal structure of atomic nuclei and their constituents. In this chapter, the relevant quantities like, e.g., cross-section, luminosity, reaction rate, transition matrix element and the density of final states are defined and explained and Fermi’s second golden rule is discussed by which these are connected. Feynman diagrams are introduced that nowadays are commonly used to depict elementary processes such as the scattering of two particles off each other or particle decay.

Keywords

Large Hadron Collider Storage Ring Golden Rule Transition Matrix Element Target Particle 
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References

  1. 1.
    M. Gell-Mann, in The Nature of Matter, ed. by J.H. Mulvey. Wolfson College Lectures (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1980)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    F. Schwabl, Quantum Mechanics, 4th edn. (Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg/New York, 2007)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bogdan Povh
    • 1
  • Klaus Rith
    • 2
  • Christoph Scholz
    • 3
  • Frank Zetsche
    • 4
  • Werner Rodejohann
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Department PhysikUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  3. 3.SAP AGWalldorfGermany
  4. 4.DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbHLangenGermany

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