Compton effect


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Compton effect

n.
The increase in wavelength of electromagnetic radiation, especially of an x-ray or a gamma-ray photon, scattered by an electron.

[After Arthur Holly Compton.]

Compton effect

(ˈkɒmptən)
n
(General Physics) a phenomenon in which a collision between a photon and a particle results in an increase in the kinetic energy of the particle and a corresponding increase in the wavelength of the photon
[C20: named after Arthur Holly Compton ]
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Recall several equations applicable to so-called "wave properties of particles": Lorentz force, PE, Compton effect, Aharonov-Bohm effect, others.
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The Compton effect is described schematically in Fig.