Detection of tev electrons as an evidence of the accelaration in nearby sources and a future project

Shoji Torii*, K. Sakurai, T. Shirai, T. Taira, T. Tamura, N. Tateyama, K. Yoshida, T. Yamagami, E. Kamioka, Y. Saito, H. Murakami, T. Kobayashi, Y. Komori, K. Kasahara, T. Yuda, J. Nishimura

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Abstract

The TeV electrons observed in the solar system are considered to be produced in the sources within 1 kpc in distance and in period for the past 100,000 years. The supernova remnants as a candidate of the electron sources are, therefore, very limited in number as Monogem, Loop 1, Geminga and Vela. It is expected that the few sources cause a structural component in the energy spectrum and an anisotropy in the arrival directions. Our calculations show that the direct effects of these nearby sources can be detected by a yearly observation with a detector having a geometrical factor of 0.5 m2 sr. We will present a future plan proposed for the observation of TeV electrons at the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) in ISS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1867-1870
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume26
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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