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Title: Superluminal cascade spectra of TeV {gamma}-ray sources

Abstract

Astrophysical radiation sources are scrutinized in search of superluminal {gamma}-rays. The tachyonic spectral densities generated by ultra-relativistic electrons in uniform motion are fitted to the high-energy spectra of Galactic supernova remnants, such as RX J0852.0-4622 and the pulsar wind nebulae in G0.9+0.1 and MSH 15-52. The superluminal spectral maps of the unidentified TeV {gamma}-ray sources HESS J1303-631, TeV J2032+4130 and HESS J1825-137 are inferred from EGRET, HEGRA and HESS data. Tachyonic cascade spectra are quite capable of generating the spectral curvature seen in double-logarithmic plots, as well as the extended spectral plateaus defined by EGRET flux points in the GeV band. The curvature of the TeV spectra is intrinsic, caused by the Boltzmann factor in the source densities. The spectral averaging with thermal and exponentially cut power-law electron densities can be done in closed form, and systematic high- and low-temperature expansions of the superluminal spectral densities are derived. Estimates on the electron/proton populations generating the tachyon flux are obtained from the spectral fits, such as power-law indices, temperature and source counts. The cutoff temperatures of the source densities suggest ultra-high-energy protons in MSH 15-52, HESS J1825-137 and TeV J2032+4130.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics, Hiroshima University, 1-3-1 Kagami-yama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan). E-mail: tom@geminga.org
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20976739
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Annals of Physics (New York); Journal Volume: 322; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.aop.2006.11.005; PII: S0003-4916(06)00255-7; Copyright (c) 2006 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BOLTZMANN STATISTICS; COSMIC RADIATION; ELECTRON DENSITY; ELECTRONS; ENERGY SPECTRA; GAMMA RADIATION; GAMMA SOURCES; GEV RANGE; NEBULAE; PROTONS; PULSARS; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; SPECTRAL DENSITY; SUPERNOVA REMNANTS; TACHYONS; TEV RANGE

Citation Formats

Tomaschitz, Roman. Superluminal cascade spectra of TeV {gamma}-ray sources. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1016/j.aop.2006.11.005.
Tomaschitz, Roman. Superluminal cascade spectra of TeV {gamma}-ray sources. United States. doi:10.1016/j.aop.2006.11.005.
Tomaschitz, Roman. Thu . "Superluminal cascade spectra of TeV {gamma}-ray sources". United States. doi:10.1016/j.aop.2006.11.005.
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title = {Superluminal cascade spectra of TeV {gamma}-ray sources},
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abstractNote = {Astrophysical radiation sources are scrutinized in search of superluminal {gamma}-rays. The tachyonic spectral densities generated by ultra-relativistic electrons in uniform motion are fitted to the high-energy spectra of Galactic supernova remnants, such as RX J0852.0-4622 and the pulsar wind nebulae in G0.9+0.1 and MSH 15-52. The superluminal spectral maps of the unidentified TeV {gamma}-ray sources HESS J1303-631, TeV J2032+4130 and HESS J1825-137 are inferred from EGRET, HEGRA and HESS data. Tachyonic cascade spectra are quite capable of generating the spectral curvature seen in double-logarithmic plots, as well as the extended spectral plateaus defined by EGRET flux points in the GeV band. The curvature of the TeV spectra is intrinsic, caused by the Boltzmann factor in the source densities. The spectral averaging with thermal and exponentially cut power-law electron densities can be done in closed form, and systematic high- and low-temperature expansions of the superluminal spectral densities are derived. Estimates on the electron/proton populations generating the tachyon flux are obtained from the spectral fits, such as power-law indices, temperature and source counts. The cutoff temperatures of the source densities suggest ultra-high-energy protons in MSH 15-52, HESS J1825-137 and TeV J2032+4130.},
doi = {10.1016/j.aop.2006.11.005},
journal = {Annals of Physics (New York)},
number = 3,
volume = 322,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}
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