m_{n}v_{n,i}m_{T}v_{T,i}m_{n}v_{n,f}m_{T}v_{T,f}12m v^{2}12m_{n}v^{2}_{n,i}12m_{T}v^{2}_{T,i}12m_{n}v^{2}_{n,f}12m_{T}v^{2}_{T,f}NEUTRON INTERACTIONSDOE-HDBK-1019/1-93Atomic and Nuclear PhysicsNP-01Page 44Rev. 0Figure 16 Elastic Scattering Figure 16 illustrates the process of elastic scattering of a neutron off a target nucleus. In theelastic scattering reaction, the conservation of momentum and kinetic energy is represented bythe equations below.Conservation of momentum (mv)Conservation of kinetic energywhere:m=mass of the neutronnm=mass of the target nucleusTv=initial neutron velocityn,iv=final neutron velocityn,fv=initial target velocityT,iv=final target velocityT,f

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