In the usual calculaltion of the Compton effect we assume an elastic collision between a photon and an electron. Energy and momentum of the particles are conserved before and after the collision.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

In fact, the electron is subject to a high acceleration during the collision, and classically it should therefore radiate. Is this accounted for in the usual treatment of the subject? Or should there be a correction of some kind for radiative losses?

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# Compton scattering elastic?

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