Compton effect


Comp·​ton effect ˈkäm(p)-tən- How to pronounce Compton effect (audio)
: the loss of energy and concomitant increase in wavelength of a usually high-energy photon (as of X-rays or gamma rays) that occurs upon collision of the photon with an electron

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“Compton effect.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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