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Title: Resonance mechanism of the production of electron-positron pairs in a strong magnetic field

The Compton-like process γe{sup ±} → e{sup ±}e{sup +}e{sup −} involving the production of an electron-positron pair in the interaction of an ultrarelativistic electron with a soft x-ray photon in the vicinity of the polar cap of a magnetar is considered. It is shown that the amplitude for this reaction has a resonance character. A simple analytic expression is obtained for the electron-absorption coefficient. Possible astrophysical implications of the resonance process γe{sup ±} → e{sup ±}e{sup +}e{sup −} are discussed.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Yaroslavl State Universiry (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22314768
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Atomic Nuclei; Journal Volume: 76; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ELECTRONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MESONS; PAIR PRODUCTION; PHOTONS; POSITRONS; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; RESONANCE; SOFT X RADIATION