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X-Ray physics

Straight outta Compton

A nonlinear Compton scattering experiment with X-ray photons using an X-ray free-electron laser exhibits an unexpected frequency shift — hinting at the breakdown of standard approximations.

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Figure 1: Linear and nonlinear X-ray Compton scattering.


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Pálffy, A. Straight outta Compton. Nature Phys 11, 893–894 (2015).

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