A new GeV-TeV particle component and the barrier of cosmic-ray sea in the CMZ region


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Discussion timeslot (ZOOM-Meeting): 19. July 2021 - 18:00
ZOOM-Meeting URL: https://desy.zoom.us/j/98542982538
ZOOM-Meeting ID: 98542982538
ZOOM-Meeting Passcode: ICRC2021
Corresponding Session: https://icrc2021-venue.desy.de/channel/45-Probing-the-Distribution-of-Cosmic-Rays-in-Galaxies-GAD-GAI-CRD/69
Live-Stream URL: https://icrc2021-venue.desy.de/livestream/Discussion-04/5

'The Galactic center is widely anticipated to be an important cosmic-ray source and the observations of some Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes did successfully reveal a new component of TeV-PeV cosmic rays in the vicinity of the Galactic center. This work reports the identification of GeV-TeV cosmic rays in the central molecular zone with the γ-ray observations of the Fermi-LAT. The spectrum and spatial gradient of the GeV-TeV source component are consistent with that measured by the Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes. The inferred cosmic-ray energy density is, however, substantially lower than the so-called cosmic-ray sea component. Our finding is in support of the presence of high energy particle accelerator at the Galactic center and strongly suggests a barrier that can effectively suppress the penetration of the particles from the cosmic-ray sea to the central molecular zone.'

Authors: Xiaoyuan Huang | Qiang Yuan | Yizhong Fan
Indico-ID: 1419
Proceeding URL: https://pos.sissa.it/395/645

Presenter: Xiaoyuan Huang

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