The Compton frequency

 [ Arthur Compton ]


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.