Compton incoherent scattering

Compton incoherent scattering

[′käm·tən in·kō′hir·ənt ′skad·ə·riŋ]
(nuclear physics)
Scattering of gamma rays by individual nucleons in a nucleus or electrons in an atom when the energy of the gamma rays is large enough so that binding effects may be neglected.
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