. Discuss the Classification of Nuclear Reactions
Nuclear reactions can be classified into the following categories.
i. Elastic scattering : The incident particle gets deflected without any change in its energy, i.e.,
The bombarding particle passes sufficiently large distance away from the target nucleus so to as get repulsion which changes its direction of motion without any change in its energy.
ii. Inelastic Scattering : If the bombarding particle passes close to target it gets deflected. Due to strong repulsion the target particle also acquires some energy. So, the energy left with scattered particle is less than that it had initially,
means existence of 3Li7 in one of its excited states.
iii. Simple capture : The incoming particle is captured by the target nucleus. The product nucleus which is generally in the excited state decays to the ground state by emitting y-ray