Cosmic ray bound for models of extragalactic neutrino production

  title={Cosmic ray bound for models of extragalactic neutrino production},
  author={Karl Mannheim and Raymond John Protheroe and Joerg P. Rachen},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We obtain the maximum diffuse neutrino intensity predicted by hadronic photoproduction models of the type which have been applied to the jets of active galactic nuclei or gamma ray bursts. For this, we compare the proton and gamma ray fluxes associated with hadronic photoproduction in extragalactic neutrino sources with the present experimental upper limit on cosmic ray protons and the extragalactic gamma ray background, employing a transport calculation of energetic protons traversing cosmic… 

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