Definition of Compton effect

1. Noun. (physics) The increase in the wavelength, and corresponding decrease in the energy, of photons (especially of X-rays and gamma rays) when scattered by interaction with matter ¹



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Medical Definition of Compton effect

1. An attenuation process observed for x and gamma radiation in which an incident photon interacts with an orbital electron of an atom to produce a recoil electron and a scattered photon of energy less than the incident photon. (16 Dec 1997)

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