  # Does Compton Shift depend on which of the following?

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Updated on: October 17th, 2023 (B) Nature of scattering substance

(C) Angle of scattering

(D) Amplitude of frequency

Compton Shift depends on the angle of scattering. It is inferred from the Compton Effect theory that a wavelength changes. =>Δʎ = h/mc (1-cosɵ).

Where,

Ө is the angle at which radiation is scattered

m is the rest mass of an electron

h/mc is the Compton wavelength of the electron

Δʎ is the radiation spectrum peaks.

The equation demonstrates that the wavelength shift is not dependent of both the incident radiation and the kind of scattering medium. Only the scattering angle influences the shift.

### Facts on Compton effect

• It involves a charged particle i.e. an electron, scattering a photon.
• A photon transfers the energy to an electron when it collides with one that is at rest.
• As a result, the scattered photon (photon produced by the impact) will have a longer wavelength and lower energy than the incident photon (photon before the collision).
• The Compton shift is the name given to this change in wavelength.
• The effect was first identified and given a name by American physicist Arthur Holly Compton.

Summary:

## Does Compton Shift depend on which of the following? (A) Incident radiation (B) Nature of scattering substance (C) Angle of scattering (D) Amplitude of frequency

Compton Shift is influenced by scattering angle. The Compton Effect theory suggests a shift in wavelength.

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