Resonant compton scattering and gammaray burst continuum spectra
Abstract
The Thomson limit of resonant inverse Compton scattering in the strong magnetic fields of neutron stars is considered as a mechanism for producing gammaray burst continuum spectra. Photon production spectra and electron cooling rates are presented using the full magnetic Thomson crosssection. Model emission spectra are obtained as selfconsistent solutions of a set of photon and electron kinetic equations, displaying spectral breaks and other structure at gammaray energies.
 Publication:

Advances in Space Research
 Pub Date:
 May 1995
 DOI:
 10.1016/02731177(94)00042Y
 Bibcode:
 1995AdSpR..15e..85B
 Keywords:

 Astronomical Models;
 Compton Effect;
 Continuous Spectra;
 Gamma Ray Astronomy;
 Gamma Ray Bursts;
 Inverse Scattering;
 Resonance Scattering;
 Thomson Scattering;
 Electrons;
 Kinetic Equations;
 Mathematical Models;
 Neutron Stars;
 Photons;
 Stellar Magnetic Fields;
 Astrophysics