X-rays as a branch of optics

  title={X-rays as a branch of optics},
  author={Arthur Holly Compton},
  journal={Journal of the Optical Society of America},
  • A. H. Compton
  • Published 1 February 1928
  • Physics
  • Journal of the Optical Society of America
One of the most fascinating aspects of recent physics research has been the gradual extension of familiar laws of optics to the very high frequencies of X-rays, until at the present there is hardly a phenomenon in the realm of light whose parallel is not found in the realm of X-rays. Reflection, refraction, diffuse scattering, polarization, diffraction, emission and absorption spectra, photoelectric effect, all of the essential characteristics of light have been found also to be characteristic… 
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