Inverse Compton Scattering

Compton Scattering

Inverse Compton Scattering

Inverse Compton scattering is the scattering of low energy photons to high energies by relativistic electrons. Relativistic electrons can boost energy of low energy photons by a potentially enormous amount (even gamma rays can be produced). This phenomenon is very important in astrophysics.

Inverse Compton scattering
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Compton Edge

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Compton Scattering