MeV Emission from Pulsar Wind Nebulae: Understanding Extreme Particle Acceleration in Highly Relativistic Outflows

Joseph Gelfand, Zorawar Wadiasingh, Oleg Kargaltsev, Samar Safi-Harb, Samayra Straal, Daniel Castro, Mallory S. E. Roberts, Patrick O. Slane, Tea Temim, Hui Li, Silvia Zane, Harsha Blumer

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Abstract

There is considerable observation evidence that electrons and positions inside pulsar wind nebula are accelerated to at least PeV energies. However, how and to what energies particles are accelerated in these sources is poorly understood. Answering these questions requires measuring the MeV emission from these sources.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513
JournalAstro2020: Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, science white papers, no. 513; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Volume51
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2019

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