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

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 (2014)


Publication Language: English

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Review article

Publication year: 2014

Journal

Publisher: Elsevier

Book Volume: 62

Pages Range: 152-164

DOI: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2014.08.005

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.

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

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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://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2014.08.005

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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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