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Gamma-ray flares from black hole coronae

By Gustavo E. Romero and Florencia L. Vieyro

Abstract

We present results of a study of non-thermal, time-dependent particle injection in a corona around an accreting black hole. We model the spectral energy distribution of high-energy flares in this scenario. We consider particle interactions with magnetic, photon and matter fields in the black hole magnetosphere. Transport equations are solved for all species of particles and the electromagnetic output is predicted. Photon annihilation is taken into account for the case of systems with early-type donor stars.Comment: 7 pages, 7 figures. Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 25th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, held in Heidelberg, December 06-10, 201

Topics: Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:1104.2300
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