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Homework Help: Relation betwen de broglie and compton

  1. Sep 6, 2011 #1
    If a photon hits electron which is at rest. scatters electron. Some one pleas show formula that relates compton wavelength and de broglie wavelength of electron
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  3. Sep 7, 2011 #2

    rude man

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    1. The Compton wavelength is h/m0c.
    2. To get the electron's change in K.E., apply conservation of energy to the collision.
    3. Knowing the K.E., you can compute momentum of the electron, then the deBroglie wavelength.

    The result will be a function of the photon's pre-collision frequency and the angle of incidence of the photon hitting the electron.
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