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Comp'ton effect"



Physics.
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 Comp'ton-De•bye' effect" Pronunciation: (komp'tun-de-bī'). [key]

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