A preliminary COMPTEL Cosmic Diffuse Gamma-Ray (CDG) spectrum from 800 keV to 30 MeV was presented earlier at the 3rd Compton Symposium. The COMPTEL results represent the first significant detection of the CDG radiation in the 9 to 30 MeV range. Using high-latitude data from the first 5 years of the mission we have performed a new detailed measurement of the 9 to 30 MeV spectrum with finer energy binning. The new improved results are in good agreement with our previous estimates and are compatible with power-law extrapolations from higher energies. The measured 9–30 MeV spectra from the Virgo and South Galactic Pole observations are consistent with each other.
Space Science Center, Physics
AIP Conference Proceedings
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The total cosmic diffuse gamma-ray spectrum from 9 to 30 MeV measured with COMPTEL Kappadath, S. C. and Ryan, J. and Bennett, K. and Bloemen, H. and Diehl, R. and Hermsen, W. and McConnell, M. and Schönfelder, V. and Varendorff, M. and Weidenspointner, G. and Winkler, C., AIP Conference Proceedings, 410, 1218-1222 (1997), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.54105
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