# Patterns of variability in supercritical hadronic systems

@article{Petropoulou2018PatternsOV,
title={Patterns of variability in supercritical hadronic systems},
journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year={2018},
volume={477},
pages={2917-2925}
}
• Published 31 March 2018
• Physics
• Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
A unique and often overlooked property of a source loaded with relativistic protons is that it can become supercritical, i.e. it can undergo an abrupt transition from a radiatively inefficient to a radiatively efficient state once its proton energy density exceeds a certain threshold. In this paper, we investigate the temporal variability of hadronic systems in this hardly explored regime. We show that there exists a range of proton densities that prevent the system from reaching a steady state…
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