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What is the maximum energy of a secondary electron produced from compton scatter?

  1. Nov 1, 2012 #1
    Hi everyone,

    Really struggling to find anything on the internet to solve this problem. I really thought it would be an easy plug and chug equation..but I cant find it anywhere.

    Basically, I was asked to find what the maximum and average energy of secondary electrons produced by 2 MeV photon via compton scatter.

    I figured out the maximum, using correct equations..but I cannot find anywhere an equation that will help me calculate average electron energy.

    Any help will be appreciated...thanks.
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2012 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Don't you have the distribution function for the energies?
     
  4. Nov 1, 2012 #3
    i don't hve that information
     
  5. Nov 1, 2012 #4

    Simon Bridge

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    How did you get the maximum energy then?
     
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