Associations to the word «Compton»
COMPTON, proper noun. Any of several placenames in England from the words for valley and habitation.
COMPTON, proper noun. An English habitational surname from the placenames.
COMPTON EFFECT, 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
COMPTON SCATTERING, 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
COMPTON, noun. United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892-1962).
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