The Cherenkov Telescope Array potential for the study of young supernova remnants

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(Review article)


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Author(s): Acharya BS, Aramo C, Babic A, Barrio JA, Baushev A, Tjus JB, Berge D, Bohacova M, Bonardi A, Brown A, Bugaev V, Bulik T, Burton M, Busetto G, Caraveo P, Carosi R, Carr J, Chadwick P, Chudoba J, Conforti V, Connaughton V, Contreras JL, Cotter G, Dazzi F, De Franco A, De La Calle I, Lopez RDLR, De Lotto B, De Palma F, Di Girolamo T, Di Giulio C, Di Pierro F, Dournaux JL, Dwarkadas V, Ebr J, Egberts K, Fesquet M, Fleischhack H, Font L, Fontaine G, Foerster A, Fuessling M, Garcia B, Lopez RG, Garczarczyk M, Gargano F, Garrido D, Gaug M, Giglietto N, Giordano F, Giuliani A, Godinovic N, Gonzalez MM, Grabarczyk T, Hassan T, Hoerandel J, Hrabovsky M, Hrupec D, Humensky TB, Huovelin J, Jamrozy M, Janecek P, Kaaret PE, Katz U, Kaufmann S, Khelifi B, Kluzniak W, Kocot J, Komin N, Kubo H, Kushida J, Lamanna G, Lee WH, Lenain JP, Lohse T, Lombardi S, Lopez-Coto R, Lopez-Oramas A, Lucarelli F, Maccarone MC, Maier G, Majumdar P, Malaguti G, Mandat D, Mazziotta MN, Meagher K, Mirabal N, Morselli A, Moulin E, Niemiec J, Nievas M, Nishijima K, Nosek D, Nunio F, Ohishi M, Ohm S, Ong RA, Orito R, Otte N, Palatka M, Pareschi G, Pech M, Persic M, Pohl M, Prouza M, Quirrenbach A, Raino S, Fernandez GR, Romano P, Rovero AC, Rudak B, Schovanek P, Shayduk M, Siejkowski H, Sillanpaa A, Stefanik S, Stolarczyk T, Szanecki M, Szepieniec T, Tejedor LA, Telezhinsky I, Teshima M, Tibaldo L, Tibolla O, Tovmassian G, Travnicek P, Trzeciak M, Vallania P, van Eldik C, Vercellone S, Vigorito C, Wagner SJ, Wakely SP, Weinstein A, Wierzcholska A, Wilhelm A, Wojcik P, Yoshikoshi T
Journal: Astroparticle Physics
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 62
Pages range: 152-164
ISSN: 0927-6505
Language: English


Abstract


Supernova remnants (SNRs) are among the most important targets for γ-ray observatories. Being prominent non-thermal sources, they are very likely responsible for the acceleration of the bulk of Galactic cosmic rays (CRs). To firmly establish the SNR paradigm for the origin of cosmic rays, it should be confirmed that protons are indeed accelerated in, and released from, SNRs with the appropriate flux and spectrum. This can be done by detailed theoretical models which account for microphysics of acceleration and various radiation processes of hadrons and leptons. The current generation of Cherenkov telescopes has insufficient sensitivity to constrain theoretical models. A new facility, the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), will have superior capabilities and may finally resolve this long standing issue of high-energy astrophysics. We want to assess the capabilities of CTA to reveal the physics of various types of SNRs in the initial 2000 years of their evolution. During this time, the efficiency to accelerate cosmic rays is highest. We perform time-dependent simulations of the hydrodynamics, the magnetic fields, the cosmic-ray acceleration, and the non-thermal emission for type Ia, Ic and IIP SNRs. We calculate the CTA response to the γ-ray emission from these SNRs for various ages and distances, and we perform a realistic analysis of the simulated data. We derive distance limits for the detectability and resolvability of these SNR types at several ages. We test the ability of CTA to reconstruct their morphological and spectral parameters as a function of their distance. Finally, we estimate how well CTA data will constrain the theoretical models.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Katz, Uli Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
van Eldik, Christopher Prof. Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik


External institutions with authors

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR) / Akademie věd České republiky (AVČR)
Aix-Marseille University / Aix-Marseille Université
Akademickie Centrum Komputerowe CYFRONET AGH
Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) / Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Columbia University
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Durham University
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
École Polytechnique - Université Paris-Saclay
Georgia Institute of Technology
Helsingin yliopisto / University of Helsinki
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies (IFAE) / The Institute for High Energy Physics
Institute Ruđer Bošković
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)
Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU)
Jagiellonian University / Uniwersytet Jagielloński (UJ)
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Kyoto University / 京都大学 Kyōto daigaku
Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck / University of Innsbruck
Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK) / Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
National Autonomous University of Mexico / Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
National Institute for Astrophysics / Istituto Nazionale Astrofisica (INAF)
National Institute for Nuclear Physics / Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
Polska Akademia Nauk (PAN) / Polish Academy of Sciences
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
Stanford University
Sveučilište u Splitu / University of Split
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
Tokai University / 東海大学 (Tōkai Daigaku)
Tokushima University / 国立大学法人 徳島大学
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM)
Universität Potsdam
University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)
University of Amsterdam
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of Chicago
University of Iowa
University of Leicester
University of Lodz / Uniwersytet Łódzki
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
University of Oxford
University of Padua
University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot / Université Paris VII Denis Diderot
University of Savoy Mont Blanc / Université Savoie Mont Blanc
University of Tokyo
University of Turku / Turun yliopisto
University of Udine / Università degli Studi di Udine
Washington University


How to cite

APA:
Acharya, B.S., Aramo, C., Babic, A., Barrio, J.A., Baushev, A., Tjus, J.B.,... Yoshikoshi, T. (2014). The Cherenkov Telescope Array potential for the study of young supernova remnants. Astroparticle Physics, 62, 152-164. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2014.08.005

MLA:
Acharya, B. S., et al. "The Cherenkov Telescope Array potential for the study of young supernova remnants." Astroparticle Physics 62 (2014): 152-164.

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