Computational Modeling of Photon Scattering In Gamma Ray Bursts Using Monte Carlo Techniques Public Deposited

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  • Computational Modeling of Photon Scattering In Gamma Ray Bursts Using Monte Carlo Methods
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  • The current model for gamma ray bursts (GRBs) assumes that internal shocks are responsible for the emission of gamma-rays. Internal shocks occur when the fast expanding shell collides with the slowly expanding shells. The light curve of a GRB depends on the initial state and the expanding speed of the shells. This research focuses on examine the photon scattering process when and after the shells collide. Using Monte Carlo Methods and computer simulations, we exam two different models of GRB with different parameters for the models. The results for the non-expanding centered photon model shows that changing the radius of the photosphere for cases with the same opacity and changing the opacity for cases with opacity >100 do not change the observed light curve. For the non-expanding uniformly distributed photon model, cases with the same opacity but different radius produce the same observed light curve. However, cases with different opacity do not produce the same observed light curve. Lastly, we simulate the expanding centered photon model at different velocities and compare the results with the data from GRB 7475. The goodness tests, chi square, with alpha = 0.001 show that null hypothesis can be rejected for the case with expanding velocity 0.2c.
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