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Modeling Synchrotron Self-Compton and Klein-Nishina Effects in Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows

@article{Jacovich2020ModelingSS,
  title={Modeling Synchrotron Self-Compton and Klein-Nishina Effects in Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows},
  author={Taylor E. Jacovich and Paz Beniamini and A. van der Horst},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2020}
}
We present a self-consistent way of modeling synchrotron self-Compton (SSC) effects in gamma-ray burst afterglows, with and without approximated Klein-Nishina suppressed scattering. We provide an analytic approximation of our results, so that it can be incorporated into the afterglow modeling code \texttt{boxfit}, which is currently based on pure synchrotron emission. We discuss the changes in spectral shape and evolution due to SSC effects, and comment on how these changes affect physical… Expand
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