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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Rees, "Steep slopes and preferred breaks in [gamma]-ray burst spectra: the role of photospheres and comptonization," The Astrophysical Journal, vol.
The first term [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] exp(-E/[E.sub.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].sub.2] = 2.0 fixed, describes Wien hump produced by the Comptonization.
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.
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