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Title: Gamma line radiation from stellar winds in the orion complex : a test for the theory of cosmic-ray origin
Authors: Nath, Biman B.
Biermann, P.L.
Issue Date: Sep-1994
Publisher: Royal Astronomical Society
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1994, Vol.270, pL33
Abstract: We consider y-ray emission from heavy nuclei that are accelerated in the shocks of stellar winds and are excited in interactions with the ambient matter in the Orion complex. We show that the recent detection of y-ray lines in the Orion complex by the COMPTEL telescope can be explained by such a scenario, assuming cosmic abundances. The scenario is consistent with recent models of cosmic ray acceleration in the stellar winds of massive stars. Key words: stars: mass-loss - cosmic rays - gamma-rays: theory.
Description: Restricted Access.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/4442
ISSN: 0035-8711
1365-2966 (Online)
Alternative Location: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1994MNRAS.270L..33N
Copyright: 1994 Royal Astronomical Society
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