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Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 214, Issue 1–2, pp 103–114 | Cite as

On the natural line width of absorption lines in strong magnetic stellar fields

  • Javier Bonatti
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Abstract

In the last years, the interest in explaining the existence of a singularity at low frequencies (ω = 0) in the differential cross section of photon scattering by electrons, in a homogeneous magnetic field, for the transitions between the Landau levelsN = 1 andN′ = 0, has greatly increased. It is the purpose of this paper to present a calculation of the cross section for the absorption of radiation by an electron in a strong magnetic stellar field, using the Wigner-Weisskopf approximation to better understand this kind of singularity in the Compton cross section.

Keywords

Radiation Magnetic Field Line Width Absorption Line Differential Cross Section 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Bonatti
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  1. 1.Laboratory for Astrophysical Research, School of PhysicsUniversity of Costa RicaSan PedroCosta Rica

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