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Bremsstrahlung intensity

  1. Aug 24, 2015 #1
    http://www.quora.com/Why-is-the-spectrum-of-Bremsstrahlung-radiation-continuous [Broken]

    In the above link, it says that "you will count more low-energy events since they are more probable." Which must mean that at lower energy we must get more intense radiation.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bremsstrahlung

    In this article, it is said that " peak intensity shifts toward higher frequencies as the change of the energy of the accelerated particles increases."

    Which one is correct? Or are they both conveying some different message?
     
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  3. Aug 24, 2015 #2
    The Larmor formula is used to calculate the total power radiated by a non relativistic point charge.

    The second reference which you mention analyze also the case of relativistic particles and therefore the two spectra will match at low energies but will disagree at high energies.
     
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