Reference : Catalogue of particle-accelerating colliding-wind binaries
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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Space science, astronomy & astrophysics
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/154330
Catalogue of particle-accelerating colliding-wind binaries
English
De Becker, Michaël mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) >]
Raucq, Françoise mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Sciences spatiales >]
30-Sep-2013
Astronomy and Astrophysics
EDP Sciences
558
A28
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0004-6361
1432-0746
Les Ulis
France
[en] Massive stars ; Massive binaries ; Particle acceleration ; Radio astronomy ; Gamma-rays ; Non-thermal processes ; Space
[en] Massive systems made of two or more stars are known to be the site for interesting physical processes -- including at least in some cases -- particle acceleration. Over the past decade, this topic motivated a particular effort to unveil the properties of these systems and characterize the circumstances responsible for the acceleration of particles and the potential role of pre-supernova massive stars in the production of high energy particles in our Galaxy. Although previous studies on this topic were mostly devoted to processes in general, or to a few individual objects in particular, a unified target-oriented census of particle-accelerating colliding-wind binaries (hereafter PACWBs) does not exist yet. This paper aims at making a general and unified census of these systems, emphasizing their main properties. A general discussion includes energetic considerations along with wind properties in relation with non-thermal emission processes that are likely at work in colliding-wind binaries. Finally, some guidelines for future observational and theoretical studies are drawn.
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/154330
10.1051/0004-6361/201322074
http://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2013/10/aa22074-13/aa22074-13.html

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