MeV emission from pulsar wind nebulae

J. D. Gelfand, S. Straal, S. Hattori

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Pulsar wind nebulae (PWNe), the structures formed by the interaction between the neutron star's environment and its rotation-powered outflow (or "pulsar wind"), comprise a significant fraction of the identified γ-ray population in the Milky Way. As a result, these sources must produce extremely energetic leptons, but how they do so is poorly understood. As described in this article, measuring the MeV properties of PWN is critical for understanding how PWN are able to accelerate e± to PeV energies (and beyond).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-95
Number of pages4
JournalMemorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana - Journal of the Italian Astronomical Society
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2019
Event12th INTEGRAL Conference and 1st AHEAD Gamma-Ray Workshop: INTEGRAL Looks AHEAD to Multi-Messenger Astronomy - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Feb 11 2019Feb 15 2019


  • Acceleration of particles
  • ISM: supernova remnants
  • Stars: pulsars: general

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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