Interpreting the 1 to 10 MEV gamma-ray background

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The origin of the 1 to 10 MeV feature in unknown. Indeed, the origin of the entire X and gamma-ray backgrounds remains enigmatic. The gamma-ray background (from about 200 keV to at least 100 MeV) appears to be well matched by a power law, with one nonpower law feature: the 1 to 10 MeV feature. Here, we present and discuss a functional form which fits the 1 to 10 MeV feature exceedingly well. Theoretical interpretations of this fit are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements)
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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In: Nuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements), Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.01.1989, p. 203-206.

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