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I looked through the archived answers, and couldn't find anything even close to answering my question. I hope i'm not blind or anything ;) So: Let's say, that somehow, electrons were to be densely packed on the surface of an insulator such as glass, or anything else (its just important that the surface doesn't aborb the electrons). Now, if photons were shot at this pool of electrons, will the photons reflect off of the electrons as they do during compton scattering? Also, does the frequancy of those photons affect the ability of the electrons to reflect them as would the frequancy of the photons affect the ability of a conducting surface reflect them? I ask this because I have read that in order for a surface to reflect radiation, it must be a few times bigger than the wavelength. For one, i don't understand why this must be. Also, the photons still reflect off of the electrons and nuclei, so how would those electrons or nuclei 'know' if the wavelength is smaller than the length of all the reflecting things? -Roman
Re: ould a pool of electrons reflect ALL frequancies of radiation?
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