Lesson: The Compton Effect and Photon Momentum
In this lesson, we will learn how to describe free electron scattering in the Compton effect and how to calculate photon momentum and radiation pressure.
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Worksheet: 10 Questions • 1 Video
Find the ratio of the Compton shift of a photon scattered from a free electron at a scattering angle of to that of a photon scattered at an angle of .
What is the ratio of the wavelength shift of a photon scattered by a free electron to that of a photon scattered at the same angle by a free proton?
What is the momentum of a 600 nm wavelength photon?