Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2753

Full Length Research Paper

Compton scattering of 662 keV gamma rays proposed by klein-nishina formula

I. Hossain1*, N. A. B. Azmi1, E. Hoque2 and K. K. Viswanathan3
 1Department of Physics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. 2Department of Physics, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. 3Department of Mathematics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
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  •  Accepted: 17 August 2011
  •  Published: 09 December 2011


The free electron Compton scattering cross-section are given by klein-Nishima, calculated using photon with an energy of 662 keV scattered incoherently through angles from 0-120°. The Compton scattering effect was calculated producing a linear relationship between the reciprocal of the scattered photon energy and 1/E0as a function of (1-cos θ), where θ is the scattering angle. It was found that the energy of scattered gamma ray decreases as the scattering angles increase. The differential scattering cross-section as a function of θ was calculated.


Key words: Free electron, cross-section, scattering, photon.