INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES FISICAS DE MAR DEL PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
A lepto-hadronic model for high-energy emission from FR I radiogalaxies
REYNOSO, M. M; MEDINA, M. C.; ROMERO, G. E.
ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
EDP SCIENCES S A
Año: 2011 vol. 531 p. 1 - 1
The well known radiogalaxy CenA has been recently detected as a source of very high energy (VHE) -rays by the HESS experiment just before Fermi/LAT detected it at high energies (HE). The detection, together with that ofM87, established radiogalaxies as VHE -ray emitters.The aim of this work is to present a lepto-hadronic model for the VHE emission from the relativistic jets in FR I radiogalaxies. We consider that protons and electrons are accelerated in a compact region near the base of the jet, and they cool emittingmulti wavelength radiation as propagating along the jet. The proton and electron distributions are obtained through steady-statetransport equation taking into account acceleration, radiative and non-radiative cooling processes, as well as particle transport byconvection. Considering the effects of photon absorption at different wavelengths, we calculate the radiation emitted by the primaryprotons and electrons, as well as the contribution of secondaries particles (e±, s and μs ). The expected high-energy neutrino signalis also obtained and the possibility of detections with KM3NeT and IceCube is discussed. The spectral energy distribution obtained in our model with an appropriate set of parameters for an extended emissionzone can account for much of the observed spectra for both AGNs.