The increase in wavelength and change in direction of an X-ray
or gamma ray photon
when it collides with a charged particle, usually an electron.
It is also known as Compton scattering and named after
the American physicist Arthur Holly Compton.
The opposite effect, in which a photon gains energy (and therefore decreases
in wavelength) from a fast-moving electron, is known as the inverse
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