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Title:Physics of compton scattering and x-ray spectra of weakly magnetic accreting neutron stars
Author(s):Psaltis, Dimitrios
Director of Research:Lamb, Frederick K.
Department / Program:Astronomy
Discipline:Astronomy
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D. (doctoral)
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Compton scattering
X-ray spectra
Radiation spectrum
Abstract:Compton scattering of photons by non-relativistic electrons is thought to play an important role in forming the radiation spectrum of many astrophysical systems. Here we study in detail Compton scattering of photons by electrons with non-negligible thermal and bulk velocities and apply our results to understanding the X-ray spectra of weakly magnetic accreting neutron stars.
Issue Date:1997-08-22
Publisher:Department of Astronomy. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/79018
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-08-07


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