On 2003-02-07 08:08, Argos wrote:
Reading the brilliant discussions on Compton effect led by J. Kierien, JS Princeton, Zathras, Tim Thompson, and many others, A question on electron-photon interaction scattering came to my mind, and I hope some of you guys could answer. As I donīt want to contaminate those high profile discussions with silly interventions I started a new one.
What happens if I make constant flowing
[this should provide a high number of scatterings] electron and ultra-violet beams to cross at, say, 90 degrees?
Will I obtain a beam of lower energy [visible] photons emitted from the point of intersection of the beams? If this were true, what would be the scattering angle of the emitted beam? Will it be emitted in all directions, or will the direction of propagation of the beam vary slightly and constantly due to quantum fluctuations, constrained to something like a cone shape propagation volume?