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2000ApJ...543L..57D - Astrophys. J., 543, L57-L60 (2000/November-1)

Thermal X-ray emission and cosmic-ray production in young supernova remnants.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have developed a simple model to investigate the modifications of the hydrodynamics and nonequilibrium ionization X-ray emission in young supernova remnants due to nonlinear particle acceleration. In nonlinear, diffusive shock acceleration, the heating of the gas to X-ray-emitting temperatures is strongly coupled to the acceleration of cosmic-ray ions. If the acceleration is efficient and a significant fraction of the shock ram energy ends up in cosmic rays, compression ratios will be higher and the shocked temperature lower than test particle, Rankine-Hugoniot relations predict. We illustrate how particle acceleration impacts the interpretation of X-ray data using the X-ray spectra of Kepler's remnant, observed by ASCA and the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer. The thermal X-ray emission provides important constraints on the efficiency of particle acceleration, in complement to nonthermal emission. X-ray data from Chandra and XMM-Newton, plus radio observations, will be essential to quantify nonlinear effects.

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Journal keyword(s): Acceleration of Particles - Hydrodynamics - ISM: Abundances - ISM: Individual: Name: Kepler's Supernova - ISM: Supernova Remnants - X-Rays: ISM

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