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  1. #1 Compton Effect 
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    hey guys, I was into the optics section and got a word called the Compton Effect.
    So what is this Compton effect and where is it used??


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  3. #2 Compton Effect 
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    It is the difraction of x-ray from some crystaline metals after the difraction it produses new x-ray with defernt wavelength and an electron. so the relation between the difracted ray and the incedent ray is called the Compton relation
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    Quote Originally Posted by kakarot
    hey guys, I was into the optics section and got a word called the Compton Effect.
    So what is this Compton effect and where is it used??
    It is an explanation based on quantum mechanics and relativity for why the wavelength of a scattered x-ray interacting with an atom is of a different wavelength from the incident photon. Classically one would expectd the incident and scattered photons to be of the same wavelength, but they are not.

    What is involved is conservation of energy and momentum.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compton_scattering
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