Effect of scattered photons on the spectrum of diffuse X-rays observed at balloon altitude
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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%.
KeywordsAtmosphere Growth Curve Usual Method Atmospheric Absorption Scattered Photon
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