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Compton scattering in a converging fluid flow - I. The transfer equation

Blandford, R. D. and Payne, D. G. (1981) Compton scattering in a converging fluid flow - I. The transfer equation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 194 (4). pp. 1033-1039. ISSN 0035-8711. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190521-165453368

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Abstract

The equations describing Compton scattering in an optically thick fluid flow are derived under the diffusion approximation. The relative importance of the bulk and random motions of the scattering electrons is discussed. In a converging fluid flow of speed u, bulk acceleration of photons dominates thermal Comptonization when u ≳ (12kT_e/m_e)^(1/2)⁠.


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Blandford, R. D.0000-0002-1854-5506
Additional Information:© 1981 Royal Astronomical Society. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Received 1980 August 20; in original form 1980 June 3. This work was supported in part by NSF grant AST78-05484. We thank the referee for his careful reading of the paper. RB thanks the Director and staff of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, where part of this work was carried out, for their hospitality.
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Official Citation:R. D. Blandford, D. G. Payne, Compton scattering in a converging fluid flow – I. The transfer equation, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 194, Issue 4, 1 April 1981, Pages 1033–1039, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/194.4.1033
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