Solution: A photon strikes a free electron that is initially at rest. After the photon has scattered from the electron, the photon has wavelength 0.0860 nm and is traveling backwards at an angle of 180° from its original direction. What is the de Broglie wavelength of the electron immediately after the proton has scattered from it? (Express your answer in nm.)

Problem

A photon strikes a free electron that is initially at rest. After the photon has scattered from the electron, the photon has wavelength 0.0860 nm and is traveling backwards at an angle of 180° from its original direction. What is the de Broglie wavelength of the electron immediately after the proton has scattered from it? (Express your answer in nm.)