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Timescale of Compton scattering 
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Feb313, 05:59 PM

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Hey all,
Anyone know if there is a δt to Compton scattering or is it an instantaneous event, entertaining classical physics....billiard balls colliding in an elastic collision. Cheers 


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Feb413, 01:57 PM

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That depends on your interpretation. Relating the transferred energy to a time via ##\delta t \approx \frac{\hbar}{\delta E}## might give some interesting results.



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Feb413, 02:21 PM

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Interesting. Not to go out there too much but that does beg the notion that every event (even instantaneous ones) can be given some infinitesimal duration relative to Planck time.
IxR 


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Feb413, 02:26 PM

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Timescale of Compton scattering
We don't know how physics at the planck scale looks like.



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Feb413, 02:31 PM

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