Using a Monte Carlo method, we study Compton scattering and absorption of X-rays and gamma-rays in cold media. We consider transmission of X/gamma-rays through a shell of an arbitrary optical depth, for which we derive energy-dependent Green's functions. Fitting the Green functions with simple analytical formulae is in progress. We also present a simple treatment of the effect of absorption on Green's functions for Compton scattering, which allow to treat media with an arbitrary ionization state and chemical composition. Our transmission Green's functions allow to treat Thomson-thick absorbers, e.g. molecular tori of Seyfert 2s.
X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy of Cosmic Hot Plasmas
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- 2 pages, 1 Postscript figure, to appear in proceedings of International Symposium on X-ray Astronomy, "X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy of Cosmic Hot Plasmas", Tokyo, Japan, March 11-14, 1996