THE COMPTON EFFECT ON A MOVING ELECTRON,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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An interesting peculiarity of the Compton effect on a moving electron is the appearance in the process of scattering of photons harder than the photons being scattered. Due to this, even in the case of scattering of light photons on extremely relationistic electrons, the already scattered photons will possess energies comparable with the energies of the electrons. This peculiarity of Compton scattering can be of practical interest from the point of view of obtaining beams of hard gamma-quanta on high-energy electron accelerators. It is important to note that characteristics of such gammabeams will sharply differ from usual characteristics obtained during deceleration of electrons in matter.