Relativistic spin-dependent Compton scattering from electrons

G. Bhatt, H. Grotch, E. Kazes, D. A. Owen

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The differential cross section for photon scattering from relativistic polarized free electrons in motion is derived. The calculation extends early results from electrons at rest. It is argued that the present derivation is required for use in bound-state spin-dependent Compton scattering from polarized electrons. The results provide an alternative check on recent work carried out using a quasi-relativistic Hamiltonian.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2195-2200
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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