comptonization


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comptonization

[‚käm·tə·nə′zā·shən]
(astronomy)
The redistribution in the energies of photons in interstellar space that results from their scattering from electrons.
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cut]) represents unsaturated Comptonization within hot plasmas in the accretion columns of BXPs, while the 2nd term [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], often with [[GAMMA].
X-ray emission from an AGN is produced via Comptonization of seed photons by hot corona with a temperature of ~100 keV located in an innermost region of the accretion disk.