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A quick question regarding compton scattering: if we consider the situation in which a photon incident on a free electron is scattered through an angle of 180 degrees, its energy essentially does not change. Since energy must be conserved, I assume this means there is no effect whatsoever on the energy, momentum, or velocity of the electron? Seems counter-intuitive somehow...

EDIT: This is only for the case that [tex]E_{\gamma} = 2m_e[/tex]

EDIT: This is only for the case that [tex]E_{\gamma} = 2m_e[/tex]

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