Study of MeV continuum from the Cas A SNR with COMPTEL

Strong, A. W.; Bloemen, H.; Collmar, W.; Diehl, R.; Hermsen, W.; Iyudin, A.; Scho¨nfelder, V.; The, L.-S.
April 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 510 Issue 1, p60
Academic Journal
Energetic particles accelerated in supernova remnants provide a variety of continuum emission signatures over the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The measured hard X-ray continuum emission from the Cas A supernova remnant indicates in fact the presence of high-energy electrons and makes it an interesting candidate for study at MeV energies. We have analyzed COMPTEL data with respect to continuum emission in addition to the previously detected [sup 44]Ti line. The results provide useful constraints on models of electron shock acceleration in this object. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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