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Photon Splitting in Strongly Magnetized Cosmic Objects—Revisited
We reassess the importance of photon splitting to spectral formation in cosmic X-ray and γ-ray sources with magnetic fields of several 10^12 gauss. Our analysis is based on the recent numerically accurate evaluation of the full relativistic expression for photon splitting at neutron star magnetic field strengths (Mentzel et al. 1994). Using these results we demonstrate that Adler's (1971) widely used approximation formula for photon splitting underestimates the correct splitting rate by severaldoi:10.1086/309799 fatcat:hf42fyivdrec3hjxrgvu2u322y