Harmony in Electrons: Cyclotron and Synchrotron Emission by Thermal Electrons in a Magnetic Field

  title={Harmony in Electrons: Cyclotron and Synchrotron Emission by Thermal Electrons in a Magnetic Field},
  author={Rohan Mahadevan and Ramesh Narayan and In-su Yi},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We present a complete solution to the cyclotron-synchrotron radiation due to an isotropic distribution of electrons moving in a magnetic field. We make no approximations in the calculations other than artificially broadening the harmonics by a small amount in order to facilitate the numerics. In contrast to previous calculations, we sum over all relevant harmonics and integrate over all particle and observer angles relative to the magnetic field. We present emission spectra for electron… 

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