Nuclear Inelastic Scattering

Nuclear Inelastic Scattering
An 16O beam is to the left and the 16O target is to the right. The beam collides with the target nuclei sharing energy. Some of the energy is used to excite one of the nuclei in what is called Coulomb excitation. The excited state will decay back to the ground state by emitting a gamma-ray. The nuclei may not necessarily scatter at equal angles relative to the beam direction.

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