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Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes caused by neutron bursts above thunderclouds
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10.1063/1.3089230
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Formation of TGFs above typical tropical thunderclouds. (A) Negative screening layer formation; (B) lightning between positive center (P) and negative screening layer at the top of thundercloud producing gamma rays. In nitrogen, inelastic scattering of these particles produces 2.31 MeV gamma rays (TGFs). Compton scattering of these gamma rays occurs producing the smooth energy spectrum of TGFs. A cloud discharge involves a length of about 1 km of the negatively charged region.

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Neutron production: during a brief portion of a 70 ns, 2 MV, and 50 kA pulse, positive ions from the anode and cathode plasmas are accelerated toward the Ti–D anode, which is the source of neutrons produced.

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Scitation: Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes caused by neutron bursts above thunderclouds
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