Probing the nucleus

Here is a summary of the three things that will occur when an electron is fired at an atom.

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Probing the nucleus
Probing the atom ­
We can fire an electron at an atom and one of three things will occur depending
on the energy of the electron:
1. Elastic collision ­ (Snooker balls)
Low energy electrons
2. In-Elastic collision ­
Higher energy electrons
3. Ionisation ­
Even higher energy electrons


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