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Homework Help: Electron radius question

  1. Sep 13, 2012 #1
    Hello all

    I have a quick question regarding the derivation of the radius of an electron using the compton wavelength.
    Is the following true?
    λ = h/mc
    where 2*pi*r = λ from quantum angular momentum L = mvr = h/2pi -> mcr = h/2pi -> 2pi*r = h/mc = λ ??
    so
    r = h/(2*pi*m*c)
    ???

    I just want to make sure that the compton wavelength can be equal to 2*pi*r, where r is the radius of an electron, which is what I am trying to find.

    Thanks
    Stephen
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012
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  3. Sep 14, 2012 #2
    bump....
    Am I correct in my thinking about the electron radius?

    Thanks,
    Stephen
     
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