722. Problem 49.59 (RHK) We have to find the maximum wavelength shift for a Compton collision between a photon and a free electron. |
Solution: Click For PDF Version The wavelength shift in scattering of a photon from a free electron is given by the Compton scattering equation where is the angle from the incident photon direction in which the scattered photon wavelength is . Therefore, the maximum wavelength shift will be when the photon is back scattered. That is The maximum change in wavelength of photon in Compton scattering is . |