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C) Photon, particle Collision

 

 

'Compton Effect'

(2nd proof of photon theory)

 

- Light acts like particles
in collisions with free electrons.

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Penn State

 

 

 
High frequency source (like X-Rays)

 

 

 

Photon transferred
energy & momentum
 to electron

 

 


Photon's

energy  & momentum
decrease
 
=

Electron's
 energy & momentum
 
increase.

 

 

 

 

Momentum photon

= p = h/λ

 

Which color of light has the
greatest momentum?

 

 

Violet

Highest f,  Smallest λ

 

 

 

 

**Mass, energy, momentum
are conserved. 

 

madam curie

 

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