Compton scatterin

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Compton scatterin, discovered bi Arthur Holly Compton, is the inelastic scatterin o a photon bi a chairged pairticle, uisually an electron. It results in a decrease in energy (increase in wavelenth) o the photon (which mey be an X-ray or gamma ray photon), cried the Compton effect. Pairt o the energy o the photon is transferred tae the recoilin electron. Inverse Compton scatterin exeests, in which a chairged pairticle transfers pairt o its energy tae a photon.