2014
DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2014.10.017
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Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Cosmic Rays: A Bedtime Story

Abstract: The role pulsar wind nebulae play in producing our locally observed cosmic ray spectrum remains murky, yet intriguing. Pulsar wind nebulae are born and evolve in conjunction with SNRs, which are favored sites of Galactic cosmic ray acceleration. As a result they frequently complicate interpretation of the gamma-ray emission seen from SNRs. However, pulsar wind nebulae may also contribute directly to the local cosmic ray spectrum, particularly the leptonic component. This paper reviews the current thinking on p… Show more

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“…Understanding the relationship between these VHE observations will significantly improve our ability to understand this region in other wavelengths. To do this will require further development of tools such as the "3D Maximum Likelihood Method" currently being developed (Weinstein 2014;Cardenzana 2017) which will allow for observations of significantly extended objects by VERITAS. This will then allow the superior PSF of VERITAS to be used to study the morphology of the Cygnus Cocoon, providing information that could be used to guide the HE analysis.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Understanding the relationship between these VHE observations will significantly improve our ability to understand this region in other wavelengths. To do this will require further development of tools such as the "3D Maximum Likelihood Method" currently being developed (Weinstein 2014;Cardenzana 2017) which will allow for observations of significantly extended objects by VERITAS. This will then allow the superior PSF of VERITAS to be used to study the morphology of the Cygnus Cocoon, providing information that could be used to guide the HE analysis.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…With the purple band we report the measurements by MAGIC [31]. We report in red and grey the results from the VERITAS detector [34]. With green/magenta lines we show the spectra obtained fixing the parameters to the best fit reported in Table 2 for the case without/with Fermi data.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The source has been recently studied by the VERITAS collaboration, which has reported a flux comparable to the one reported by MAGIC. In the current picture [34], there are several sources contributing to the emission of MGRO J2031+41: the cocoon, the γ-Cygni SNR, VER J2019+407, and TeV J2032+4130. The latter has been detected by both VERITAS and MAGIC.…”
Section: Mgro J1908+06mentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The Galactic Center itself has been proposed (e.g., [41]), and has been proven to be an efficient CR accelerator [42]. Other well-established leptonic accelerators might contribute as well, such as pulsars (e.g., [43]) and pulsar wind nebulae (e.g., [3,44]); these are extensively discussed in this section.…”
Section: Possible (Obvious) Solutionsmentioning
confidence: 99%