Seminario: Emanuele Greco (INAF), Aula ore 16

9 November 2023 @ 16:00 – 17:00

Speaker: Emanuele Greco (INAF)
Titolo: Jitter radiation as an alternative for the nonthermal filaments in Supernova Remnants
Abstract: Synchrotron radiation from relativistic electrons is usually invoked as the responsible for the nonthermal emission observed in Supernova Remnants (SNRs). Diffusive shock acceleration (DSA) is the most popular mechanism to explain the process of particles acceleration and within its framework a crucial role is played by the turbulent magnetic-field. However, the standard models commonly used to fit X-ray synchrotron emission do not take into account the effects of turbulence in the shape of the resulting photon spectra. An alternative mechanism that properly includes such effects is the jitter radiation, that provides for an additional power-law beyond the classical synchrotron cutoff. In this talk, i will show the results of applying the jitter spectral model to various X-ray observations of Cassiopeia A and found that it describes the X-ray soft-to-hard range better than any of the standard cutoff models. I will also show what relevant turbulence and electrons’ parameters can be measured from the spectra in the jitter radiation framework.