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The bremmstralung effect

  1. Apr 30, 2005 #1
    Beginners question: When electrons of all a certain kinetic energy (say 100keV) are decelerated are all the photons produced 100keV as well?
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  3. Apr 30, 2005 #2


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    Not really,the electrons can't be really put to rest (excuse the pun),anyway the energy of the photons is not really the energy if the decelerated electrons.

  4. May 3, 2005 #3

    Meir Achuz

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    Depending on how the electrons are decelerated, there is usually a continuous spectrum of the emitted radiation. Only a small fraction of the intial electron energy goes into EM radiation. Most of the energy loss is dlue to whatever mechanism stops the electrons.
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