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A model for jets of low-mass microquasars

By Gabriela S. Vila and Gustavo E. Romero


In this work we present a new jet model for the non-thermal broadband emission of low-mass microquasars. We calculate the contribution of relativistic particles, primary electrons and protons as well as secondary muons, charged pions and electron-positron pairs, to the electromagnetic spectrum of the sources. The distribution in energy of all particle species is obtained for an extended, inhomogeneous region. We include detailed analysis of particle energy losses, injection, decay and escape from the acceleration zone. We also calculate absorption effects due to photon-photon annihilation. As an application, we consider the case of XTE J1118+480, a well-known low-mass X-ray binary in the galactic halo, and we present predictions about its high-energy radiationComment: 7 pages, 6 figures. Proceedings of the 25th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics - TEXAS 2010, December 06-10, 2010, Heidelberg, German

Topics: Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
Year: 2011
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