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Comment on “Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes caused by neutron bursts above thunderclouds” [J. Appl. Phys.105, 083301 (2009)]
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Paiva presented in these pages an argument that terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs) are created by the interaction of lightning-generated neutrons with nitrogen nuclei in air. I show that this model cannot produce the observed energyspectrum of TGFs, while the generally accepted model of bremsstrahlung from relativistic electrons fits the data well.


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