Gamma-ray bursts from synchrotron self-Compton emission

  title={Gamma-ray bursts from synchrotron self-Compton emission},
  author={Boris E. Stern and Juri Poutanen},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The emission mechanism of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) is still a matter of debate. The standard synchrotron energy spectrum of cooling electrons F E E -1/2 is much too soft to account for the majority of the observed spectral slopes. An alternative in the form of quasi-thermal Comptonization in a high-compactness source has difficulties in reproducing the peak of the observed photon distribution below a few hundred keV. We show here that for typical parameters expected in the GRB ejecta the… Expand

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