A 1D kinetic model for cosmic microwave background comptonization

A. Sandoval-Villalbazo


This work presents a novel derivation of the expressions that  describe the distortions of the CMB curve due to the interactions between photons and the electrons present in dilute ionized systems. In this approach, a simplified a one-dimensional evolution  equation for the photon number occupation is applied  in order to describe the aforemationed interaction. This methodology allows to emphasize the physical features ot the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect and suggests the existence of links between basic statistical physics and complex applications involving radiative processes.


Kinetic theory, CMB, Comptonization

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.31349/RevMexFis.66.352


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