Five basic photon interactions

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    Photons can interact with matter in the following ways:
    • Photoelectric Effect
    • Compton Effect (Incoherent Scattering)
    • Pair Production (only important above 5MeV)
    • Photodisintegration
    • Coherent Scattering (Rayleigh scattering)

    The interaction is directly proportional to the energy of the photon.


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