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Re: Labels aside

The ususal source (my emphasis):

Compton scattering...is the scattering of a photon by a charged particle....Inverse Compton scattering occurs when a charged particle transfers part of its energy to a photon.

"Inverse" is a convenience label which tells you what is giving the energy to what. And, at these kind of energies, they're both particle-like.

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