Meaning of Compton effect

Comp'ton effect"

Pronunciation: (komp'tun-de-bī'). [key]
— Physics. Physics.
  1. the increase in wavelength of monochromatic, electromagnetic radiation, as a beam of photons or x-rays, when it is scattered by particles whose size is small compared to the wavelength of the radiation. Also called
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