GeV gamma-rays and TeV neutrinos from very massive compact binary systems: the case of WR 20a

@inproceedings{Bednarek2005GeVGA,
  title={GeV gamma-rays and TeV neutrinos from very massive compact binary systems: the case of WR 20a},
  author={Wlodek Bednarek},
  year={2005}
}
Massive Wolf‐Rayet stars in a compact binary system are characterized by very strong winds which collide, creating a shock wave. If the wind nuclei, from helium up to oxygen, accelerated at the shock can reach large enough energies, they suffer disintegration in collisions with soft thermal radiation from the massive stars injecting relativistic protons and neutrons. Protons collide with the matter of the wind and a fraction of neutrons collide with the massive stars producing γ -rays and… CONTINUE READING

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