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Scattering of light

How light is scattered in the atmosphere, explained simply.

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Lasers find distant hidden explosives

Scientists can use lasers to find explosives in containers from a distance. They rely on using spectroscopy from the light scattered back. This is similar to the process they use to test the quality ...

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Compton Scattering

Arthur H. Compton observed the scattering of x-rays from electrons in a carbon target and found scattered x-rays with a longer wavelength than those incident upon the target.

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Arthur Compton

Arthur Holly Compton (1891 - 1961) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1927 for the discovery of the phenomenon named after him the Compton effect. The Compton effect is a reduction in the energy ...

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