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2011ApJ...729L..12M - Astrophys. J., 729, L12 (2011/March-1)

Fueling lobes of radio galaxies: statistical particle acceleration and the extragalactic γ-ray background.


Abstract (from CDS):

The recent discovery of the γ-ray emission from the lobes of the closest radio galaxy Centaurus A by Fermi implies the presence of high-energy electrons at least up to γ ∼ 105-106. These high-energy electrons are required to interpret the observed γ-ray radiation in terms of inverse Compton emission off the cosmic microwave background (IC/CMB), the widely accepted scenario to describe the X-ray emission of radio galaxy lobes. In this Letter, we consider the giant radio lobes of FR II radio galaxies showing that it is possible to maintain electrons at energies γ ∼ 105-106, assuming an acceleration scenario (driven by turbulent magnetic fields) that compensates radiative losses. In addition, we consider the contribution to the diffuse extragalactic γ-ray background due to the IC/CMB emission of FR IIs' lobes, showing its relevance in the keV to MeV energy range.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: active - gamma rays: diffuse background - radiation mechanisms: non-thermal

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