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Asked Jan 15, 2020
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Calculate the maximum fractional frequency shift for an incident photon of wavelength ? =
1 Å scattering off a proton initially at rest. Perform the same calculation for electron. Compare
the cases and draw suitable inference.

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Step 1

From Compton effect, the expression for the frequency is:

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Step 2

Also, the expression for frequency in terms of wavelength and the relation between the wavelengths from the Compton’s effect is:

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Step 3

Now, combine all three expression and solve...

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