Thursday, July 25, 2013

1307.6347 (Diane Fernandez et al.)

Study of the Very High Energy emission from Supernova Remnants with H.E.S.S    [PDF]

Diane Fernandez, Joachim Hahn, Vincent Marandon, Matthieu Renaud, Aion Viana for the H. E. S. S. collaboration
From radio and higher-frequency observations, more than 300 SNRs have been discovered in the Milky Way, of which 220 fall into the H.E.S.S. Galactic Plane Survey. However only 50 SNRs are coincident with a H.E.S.S source and in 8 cases the VHE emission is firmly associated with the SNR. The H.E.S.S. dataset includes now more than 8 years of observations and it is of great interest to extract VHE flux upper limits from undetected SNRs. These new measurements can then be used to test the standard paradigm of the SNRs as the origin of Galactic cosmic rays. In this contribution, the H.E.S.S. results on the population of SNRs and the subsequent constraints on the cosmic-ray acceleration efficiency in these sources will be presented.
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