I thought that carbon with its even number of protons and neutrons has no magnetic spin or moment and yet I learn that neutrons are scattered quite effectively by carbon atoms.
I understood that neutrons interacted with matter through the strong force and through their magnetic moment so why should they be scattered by carbon?
Thank you in advance!
Edit: I think am getting confused between scattering due to path difference and scattering due to the magnetic moment. I think scattering can be considered as having an incoherent and coherent aspect. A nucleus with no magnetic moment such as carbon 12 generates no incoherent scattering but it a neutron 'wave' could be scattered by the spatial structure of matter, the coherent aspect (like Youngs slits). Is that it?