Gamma-rays from the Galactic halo

D. M. Worrall, A. W. Strong

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Abstract

A large part of the diffuse gamma-ray background may be attributed to inverse Compton scattering in the Galactic halo. Consideration is given to electrons injected from the disk which diffuse with mean free paths of 2 pc and 20 pc respectively. The larger value is required to give a fit to observations at 100 MeV. The predicted anisotropy is high and will provide an observational test in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-233
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Volume57
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1977

Keywords

  • Cosmic Rays
  • Electron Diffusion
  • Gamma Rays
  • Milky Way Galaxy
  • Anisotropic Media
  • Background Radiation
  • Black Body Radiation
  • Compton Effect
  • Mean Free Path
  • Spectral Energy Distribution

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