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Is there any possibility Compton effect will occur in visible light?

Compton effect happens with visible lights but, it is so less that it is unnoticeable. Any new photons are used by using kinetic energy of electrons. It only becomes observable when photons energies are in range of 100eV that happens in case of X-rays. Hence, compton effect is not observed with visible lights.

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In this way, why does the Compton effect visible light?

The Compton Effect is observed with ultraviolet light in the x-ray region. With visible light, the full quantum can be absorbed and used by the electron in the photoelectric effect. With x-rays, the electron is unable to absorb and use all of that energy.

Additionally, what did the Compton effect show? Compton scattering, discovered by Arthur Holly Compton, is the scattering of a photon by a charged particle, usually an electron. It results in a decrease in energy (increase in wavelength) of the photon (which may be an X-ray or gamma ray photon), called the Compton effect.

Also asked, why is Compton effect not observable with visible light?

In compton effect the energy of the photon should greater than binding energy of electron . in metals the threshold frequency is equal to that of ultraviolet light . the visible light energy is low. So compton effect is not noticed in visible light.

What is recoil electron in Compton effect?

Recoil electron (Compton scattering) When a gamma-ray photon interacts with a free or loosely bound electron in an atom, it may give up a portion of its energy to this atomic electron. This electron may be ejected from the atom and is termed a recoil electron.

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