Diffuse Gamma Rays

Galactic and extragalactic diffuse emission
  • Igor V. Moskalenko
  • Andrew W. Strong
  • Olaf Reimer
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 304)


“Diffuse” gamma rays consist of several components: truly diffuse emission from the interstellar medium, the extragalactic background, whose origin is not firmly established yet, and the contribution from unresolved and faint Galactic point sources. One approach to unravel these components is to study the diffuse emission from the interstellar medium, which traces the interactions of high energy particles with interstellar gas and radiation fields. Because of its origin such emission is potentially able to reveal much about the sources and propagation of cosmic rays. The extragalactic background, if reliably determined, can be used in cosmological arid blazar studies. Studying the derived


Cosmic Microwave Background Interstellar Medium Galactic Plane Diffuse Emission Nucleon Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor V. Moskalenko
    • 1
    • 4
  • Andrew W. Strong
    • 2
  • Olaf Reimer
    • 3
  1. 1.NASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrishe PhysikGarchingGermany
  3. 3.Theoretische Physik, Lehrstuhl IV, Weltraum- und AstrophysikRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  4. 4.JCA/University of MarylandBaltimore County, BaltimoreUSA

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