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Mar3112, 05:40 PM

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I can understand the whole mathematics in this effect. The thing that i could understand is the production of new photon. I mean how it is produced. Is it similar to refraction in solid state physics. Can anyone xplain



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Mar3112, 05:45 PM

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As I recall, Compton scattering is a standard example in textbooks on quantum electrdynamics (QED), at the level of Bjorken and Drell's "Relativistic Quantum Fields." But that's fairly old by now. Perhaps someone can suggest a newer reference.



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Apr112, 06:27 PM

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The kinematics of Compton scattering is similar to classical elastic scattering in the sense that a photon scatters off a stationary electron, there is a recoil electron and a scattered photon. Both energy and momentum are conserved. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compton_scattering
The probability of a single photon Compton scattering off of one of N electrons in a box 1 cm on a side is Nσ_{tot}. σ_{tot} = about 0.66 x 10^{24} cm^{2}. This called the classical total cross section (Thomson scattering).. Compton scattering is discussed in http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/~michi...7/chapter7.pdf Thompson scattering is discussed in (see page 48) http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/~michi...7/chapter4.pdf 


#4
Apr712, 03:54 PM

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Compton effect
thnx Bob



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