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

S. 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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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 m 2 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
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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