MacKenzie, Innes K. Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Scattering process
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The increase in wavelength of scattered electromagnetic radiation that is determined by the angle of scattering when gamma rays or energetic x-rays are scattered by electrons. When the scattering electron is assumed to be unbound and at rest, analysis leads to a wavelength increase approximated by Eq. (1).
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