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ISSN Print: 2152-274X
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Radio Physics and Radio Astronomy

DOI: 10.1615/RadioPhysicsRadioAstronomy.v1.i2.20
pages 99-105

THE CONTRIBUTION OF MAXIMUM-GAMMA ELECTRONS TO INDUCED COMPTON SCATTERING IN THE VACUUM GAP OF A PULSAR

A. B. Flanchik
Institute of Radio Astronomy, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 4, Chervonopraporna St., Kharkiv, 61002

ABSTRACT

The paper considers effects of induced radiation from maximum-gamma electrons, associated with inverse Compton scattering of the powerful low frequency fields existing in the pulsar vacuum gap. Because of the discontinuity of the electron distribution function arising at the edge of the area where the gamma factor attains its maximum, an additional (off-integral) contribution appears which may affect both the Compton losses and induced emission from the electrons in the gap.

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