Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 251–255 | Cite as

Effect of scattered photons on the spectrum of diffuse X-rays observed at balloon altitude

  • F. Makino


Effect of the scattering of cosmic diffuse X-rays in the atmosphere on the observed spectrum at balloon altitude is examined. It is shown that the contribution of the scattered X-rays cannot be eliminated by the usual method of extrapolating the growth curve and that the atmospheric absorption of the primary X-rays has been overcorrected thus far by 25–40%.


Atmosphere Growth Curve Usual Method Atmospheric Absorption Scattered Photon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Makino
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  1. 1.Dept. of PhysicsNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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