Marta Feroci

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The well-known Crab Nebula is at the center of the SN1054 supernova remnant. It consists of a rotationally powered pulsar interacting with a surrounding nebula through a relativistic particle wind. The emissions originating from the pulsar and nebula have been considered to be essentially stable. Here, we report the detection of strong gamma-ray (100(More)
We have observed with the BeppoSAX satellite the quiescent counterpart of the Soft Gamma-ray Repeater SGR 1806–20 . Observations performed in October 1998 and in March 1999 showed that this pulsar continued its long term spin-down trend at an average rate of ∼8 10 s s while its flux and spectrum remained remarkably constant between the two observations,(More)
We report the discovery of a transient equivalent hydrogen column density with an absorption edge at approximately 3.8 kiloelectron volts in the spectrum of the prompt x-ray emission of gamma-ray burst (GRB) 990705. This feature can be satisfactorily modeled with a photoelectric absorption by a medium located at a redshift of approximately 0.86 and with an(More)
We report on the prompt X– and γ–ray observations of GRB990712 with the BeppoSAX Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor and Wide Field Camera No. 2. Due to Sun constraints, we could not perform a follow-up observation with the BeppoSAX Narrow Field Instruments. The light curve of the prompt emission shows two pulses and a total duration of about 40 s in X-rays. In(More)
A new carboxylating reagent ((-)CH(2)CN/CO(2)) was obtained by bubbling CO(2) in a CH(3)CN-TEAP (tetraethylammonium perchlorate) solution previously electrolyzed under galvanostatic control. Organic carbamates were isolated from these solutions after addition of amines and an alkylating agent. In this paper, we describe the optimized conditions for the(More)
Strong electric discharges associated with thunderstorms can produce terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs), i.e., intense bursts of x rays and γ rays lasting a few milliseconds or less. We present in this Letter new TGF timing and spectral data based on the observations of the Italian Space Agency AGILE satellite. We determine that the TGF emission above 10(More)
Pharmacophoric mapping is a useful procedure to frame, especially when crystallographic receptor structures are unavailable as in ligand-based studies, the hypothetical site of interaction. In this study, 71 pyrrole derivatives active against M. tuberculosis were used to derive through a recent new 3-D QSAR protocol, 3-D QSAutogrid/R, several predictive 3-D(More)