Galactic Cosmic Ray Origin Sites: Supernova Remnants and Superbubbles

Дата и время публикации : 2012-12-10T07:10:03Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
A. M. Bykov
D. C. Ellison
P. E. Gladilin
S. M. Osipov

Ссылка на журнал-издание: AIP Conference Proceedings v.1505, pp. 46-55, 2012
Коментарии к cтатье: 10 pages, 5 figures, invited talk at “High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy”, eds. F.Aharonian, W.Hofmann, F.Rieger
Первичная категория: astro-ph.HE

Все категории : astro-ph.HE

Краткий обзор статьи: We discuss processes in galactic cosmic ray (GCR) acceleration sites – supernova remnants, compact associations of young massive stars, and superbubbles. Mechanisms of efficient conversion of the mechanical power of the outflows driven by supernova shocks and fast stellar winds of young stars into magnetic fields and relativistic particles are discussed. The high efficiency of particle acceleration in the sources implies the importance of nonlinear feedback effects in a symbiotic relationship where the magnetic turbulence required to accelerate the CRs is created by the accelerated CRs themselves. Non-thermal emission produced by relativistic particles (both those confined in and those that escape from the cosmic accelerators) can be used to constrain the basic physical models of the GCR sources. High resolution X-ray synchrotron imaging, combined with GeV-TeV gamma ray spectra, is a powerful tool to probe the maximum energies of accelerated particles. Future MeV regime spectroscopy will provide unique information on the composition of accelerated particles.

Category: Physics