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Also contains definition of: forward scattering

Scattering of radiation in a generally backward direction. In the assay of radioactivity, it applies to the scattering of radiation into the radiation detector from any material except the sample and the detector. In light scattering, it is said to occur when the scattering angle, θ, is 180 °. Conversely, forward scattering occurs when θ is 0 °.
Source:
PAC, 1983, 55, 931 (Definitions, terminology and symbols in colloid and surface chemistry. Part 1.14: Light scattering (Provisional)) on page 932
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
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