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Genaral information on “Compton effect”

The photons of an x-ray collide with free electrons, transferring part of their impulse, and continue to move under the remaining impulse. These collisions are mainly oblique collisions:


The electrons can be observed using a Roentgen spectrometer and the photons, with a reduced energy level following collision, using a Roentgen spectrometer.

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