Cosmological gamma-ray burst model
- Brainerd, J. J.
- JAN 1, 1993.
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- 1 electronic document
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- A cosmological gamma-ray burst model that reproduces the observed gamma-ray spectra was developed. This model, which is an outgrowth of work on synchrotron emission from cosmological sources, creates the observed spectra from a power law spectrum through Compton attenuation in dense molecular clouds. It restricts the burst source to the centers of galaxies, and it is easily tested through comparisons with time dependent burst spectra. Dr. Brainerd continued development of a Monte Carlo code that tracks the random walk of a gamma-ray through a plasma in a strong magnetic field and used this code to show that a two temperature plasma in a strong magnetic field can suppress soft x-ray emission.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19940006052., Accession ID: 94N10507., NAS 1.26:193368., and NASA-CR-193368.
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