Observation of the Fermi pulsar catalog at TeV energies with the Tibet air shower experiment

M. Amenomori, X. J. Bi, D. Chen, S. W. Cui, Danzengluobu, L. K. Ding, X. H. Ding, C. Fan, C. F. Feng, Zhaoyang Feng, Z. Y. Feng, X. Y. Gao, Q. X. Geng, Q. B. Gou, H. W. Guo, H. H. He, M. He, K. Hibino, N. Hotta, Haibing HuH. B. Hu, J. Huang, Q. Huang, H. Y. Jia, L. Jiang, F. Kajino, K. Kasahara, Y. Katayose, C. Kato, K. Kawata, Labaciren, G. M. Le, A. F. Li, H. C. Li, J. Y. Li, C. Liu, Y. Q. Lou, H. Lu, X. R. Meng, K. Mizutani, J. Mu, K. Munakata, H. Nanjo, M. Nishizawa, M. Ohnishi, I. Ohta, Shunsuke Ozawa, T. Saito, T. Y. Saito, M. Sakata, T. K. Sako, M. Shibata, A. Shiomi, T. Shirai, H. Sugimoto, M. Takita, Y. H. Tan, N. Tateyama, Shoji Torii, H. Tsuchiya, S. Udo, B. Wang, H. Wang, Y. Wang, Y. G. Wang, H. R. Wu, L. Xue, Y. Yamamoto, C. T. Yan, X. C. Yang, S. Yasue, Z. H. Ye, G. C. Yu, A. F. Yuan, T. Yuda, H. M. Zhang, J. L. Zhang, N. J. Zhang, X. Y. Zhang, Y. Zhang, Yi Zhang, Ying Zhang, Zhaxisangzhu, X. X. Zhou

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Abstract

Using the Tibet-III air shower array, we search for steady TeV γ-rays from 18 pulsars in the Fermi Large Area Telescope pulsar catalog. Among them, we observe 8 sources including the Crab instead of the expected 0.41 sources at a significance of 2 σ or more excess. Under the assumption of Poisson distribution, the chance probability is estimated to be 1.4 × 10 -8. When the Crab is excluded, it becomes 1.8 × 10 -7. These low chance probabilities clearly show that the Fermi pulsars have a statistically significant correlations with TeV γ-ray excesses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-215
Number of pages5
JournalAstrophysics and Space Sciences Transactions
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Amenomori, M., Bi, X. J., Chen, D., Cui, S. W., Danzengluobu, Ding, L. K., Ding, X. H., Fan, C., Feng, C. F., Feng, Z., Feng, Z. Y., Gao, X. Y., Geng, Q. X., Gou, Q. B., Guo, H. W., He, H. H., He, M., Hibino, K., Hotta, N., ... Zhou, X. X. (2011). Observation of the Fermi pulsar catalog at TeV energies with the Tibet air shower experiment. Astrophysics and Space Sciences Transactions, 7(2), 211-215. https://doi.org/10.5194/astra-7-211-2011