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Title

Prompt TeV Emission from Cosmic Rays Accelerated by Gamma Ray Bursts Interacting with Surrounding Stellar Wind

AuthorsRazzaque, S.; Mena, Olga ; Dermer, C.D.
Keywordsgamma rays: bursts
gamma rays: theory
radiation mechanism: non-thermal
Issue Date7-Jan-2009
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
CitationAstrophysical Journal Letters 691 (2009) 37-40
AbstractProtons accelerated in the internal shocks of a long-duration gamma-ray burst (GRB) can escape the fireball as cosmic rays by converting to neutrons. Hadronic interactions of these neutrons inside a stellar wind bubble created by the progenitor star will produce TeV gamma-rays via neutral meson decay and synchrotron radiation by charged pion-decay electrons in the wind magnetic field. Such gamma-rays should be observable from nearby GRBs by currently running and upcoming ground-based detectors.
Description11 pages, 1 figure.--ISI article identifier:000263148600009.-- ArXiv pre-print avaible at:http://arxiv.org/abs/0810.1287
Publisher version (URL)hhtp://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637x/691/1/l37
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/16005
DOI10.1088/0004-637x/691/1/l37
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