The Compton frequency
Left Arthur H. Compton (1892-1962)
In 1923, Arthur H. Compton determined a wavelength by observing the scattering
of x-rays. The Compton frequency of the electron is:
l = h / Mc
The relationship between frequency and wavelength is.
f l = v
The phase velocity of the matter wave is c.
The combination of these two formulas with the luminal velocity c produces
the Compton frequency.
f = Mc2 / h
The Compton Frequency of the single electron = 1.2356 x 10 20 Hertz
The electron rings like a bell at its Compton frequency. This author employes the Compton frequency throughout this text.