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Constraints on the Production Mechanism of TeV γ-Rays in X-Ray Binaries

  • Paul A. Johnson
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 270)

Abstract

The absorption of TeV γ-rays by pair-production in the HZ Her/Her X-l binary system and its implication for production mechanisms is investigated. One of the absorption regions, the accretion disk corona, causes very strong attenuation of TeV γ-rays produced near to its centre, and suggests that a more likely method for their creation would be the dumping of a proton beam into some outlying matter, such as the rim of the accretion disk.

Keywords

Optical Depth Accretion Disk Compact Star Companion Star Photon Field 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul A. Johnson
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of LeedsEngland

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