Time-scale of Compton scattering

  • #1
Hey all,
Anyone know if there is a δt to Compton scattering or is it an instantaneous event, entertaining classical physics....billiard balls colliding in an elastic collision.

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  • #2
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That depends on your interpretation. Relating the transferred energy to a time via ##\delta t \approx \frac{\hbar}{\delta E}## might give some interesting results.
 
  • #3
Interesting. Not to go out there too much but that does beg the notion that every event (even instantaneous ones) can be given some infinitesimal duration relative to Planck time.

IxR
 
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We don't know how physics at the planck scale looks like.
 
  • #5
We don't know how physics at the planck scale looks like.
Not challenging that notion.

IxR
 

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