Time-Dependent Synchrotron and Compton Spectra from Microquasar Jets

Authors: Gupta, S.; Böttcher, M.

Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 307, Numbers 1-3, January 2007 , pp. 237-240(4)

Publisher: Springer

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Jet models for the high-energy emission of Galactic X-ray binary sources have regained significant interest with detailed spectral and timing studies of the X-ray emission from microquasars, the recent detection by the HESS collaboration of very-high-energy -rays from the microquasar LS 5039, and the earlier suggestion of jet models for ultraluminous X-ray sources observed in many nearby galaxies. Here we study the synchrotron and Compton signatures of time-dependent electron injection and acceleration, and adiabatic and radiative cooling in the jets of Galactic microquasars.

Keywords: Gamma-rays: theory; Radiation mechanisms: non-thermal; X-rays: binaries

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10509-006-9241-6

Affiliations: Email: gupta@helios.phy.ohiou.edu

Publication date: January 1, 2007

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