BATSE observations of gamma-ray burst spectral diversity
The spectra of 58 bursts observed by the BATSE Spectroscopy Detectors were fit satisfactorily from less than 30 keV to more than an MeV by a 4 parameter model consisting of two power laws with a smooth transition. We find that a distribution of spectral indices is required instead of the low energy E -1 dependence found in previous work. The break energy ranges from less than 100 keV to more than an MeV, peaking below 200 keV ; this suggests that the break is not Lied directly to pair processes in all bursts. We did not find any conclusive correlations among the spectral parameters; our sample is probably inappropriate for the correlations predicted by the cosmological models.
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AIP Conference Proceedings
Band, D., Matteson, J., Ford, L., Schaefer, B., Palmer, D., Teegarden, B., Cline, T., Fishman, G., Meegan, C., Wilson, R., Paciesas, W., Pendleton, G., & Lestrade, P. (1993). BATSE observations of gamma-ray burst spectral diversity. AIP Conference Proceedings, 280, 872-876. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.44238