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1997A&A...319..397M - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 319, 397-400 (1997/3-2)

Constraints on the 3-30MeV emission of Seyfert galaxies.


Abstract (from CDS):

Seyfert galaxies have not been detected by COMPTEL on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) in the energy range 0.75-3MeV, placing upper limits on their emission which are more than an order of magnitude below previously reported detections. Here, we extend our previous work to the energy range 3-30MeV. Again, we find no evidence for emission from a cumulative sample of X-ray bright Seyfert galaxies. We use the recent results on the extragalactic background at MeV energies to constrain the possible emission of these sources and their contribution to the cosmic extragalactic background (CXB). The lack of γ-rays from Seyfert galaxies strongly argues against hadronic cascades as the underlying radiation mechanism and, consequently, against recent claims that Seyferts might produce a high-energy neutrino background with an energy flux similar to that of the CXB.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: Seyfert - gamma rays: observations

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