Simulation of gamma rays from proton interaction in local galaxies
2007 (English)In: First GLAST Symposium, American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2007, 486-487 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The GLAST Large Area Telescope will provide unprecedented opportunities to detect cosmic GeV gamma rays, thanks to its large effective area, field of view and angular resolution compared with earlier telescopes. We present here the possibility of detecting GeV gamma rays produced by interactions of accelerated protons (or hadrons) with surrounding ambient material. Sources where such detection could be made include local galaxies, such as the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), molecular clouds and other extended sources. We have calculated the expected gamma-ray spectrum for an isotropic distribution of protons in the LMC and simulated a one-year GLAST-LAT observation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2007. 486-487 p.
, AIP Conference Proceedings, ISSN 0094-243X ; 921
Cosmic rays, Galaxies, Gamma rays
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154910DOI: 10.1063/1.2757414ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78649786626ISBN: 978-073540431-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-154910DiVA: diva2:766159
1st Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope Symposium, GLAST, 5 February 2007 through 8 February 2007, Stanford, CA, United States
QC 201411262014-11-262014-10-292014-11-26Bibliographically approved