inverse Compton effect


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inverse Compton effect

[′in‚vərs ′kam·tən i‚fekt]
(quantum mechanics)
A process in which relativistic particles give up some of their energy to long-wavelength radiation, converting it to shorter-wavelength radiation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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