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Homework Help: Compton photon scattering

  1. Feb 14, 2006 #1
    if the compton wavelength shift is in scattering an electron is 0.29 pico-m, what is the photon scattering angle? (you make take T=600K)

    I dont know why I was told the that T=600K?

    [tex] \Delta \lambda= \frac{h}{mc} (1-cos\theta)[/tex]

    [tex]\frac{h}{mc}=0.00243 nm[/tex]


    [tex]\theta=28.278 degrees[/tex]

    i dont see where the temperature comes in.
    is my work correct?
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  3. Feb 14, 2006 #2


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    I haven't checked the numbers but the expression is correct. And there should be no role for temperature in the problem.
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