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Time-Independent Inverse Compton Spectrum For Photons From A Plasma Cloud of Finite Extent

J. A. Obu, E. J. Uwah
KEYWORDS: Inverse Compton scattering; Plasma cloud; Kompaneets Equation; Optical depth

ABSTRACT:

The general theoretical aspects of inverse Compton scattering was investigated and an equation for the time-independent inverse Compton spectrum for photons from a plasma cloud of finite extent was derived. This was done by convolving the Kompaneets equation used for describing the evolution of the photon spectrum from a plasma cloud of infinite extent and the distribution of photons over escape time. By looking for a power law solution to the equation so derived, was revealed that the spectrum produced by inverse Compton scattering depend only on the electron temperature and optical depth.


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