Synchrotron Emission – Definition & Detailed Explanation – Astronomical Units & Measurements Glossary

I. What is Synchrotron Emission? Synchrotron emission is a form of electromagnetic radiation that is produced by charged particles moving at relativistic speeds in magnetic fields. This emission is commonly observed in astrophysical environments, such as galaxies, supernova remnants, and clusters of galaxies. The radiation emitted in the form of synchrotron emission is non-thermal, meaning … Read more