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TANAMI blazars in the IceCube PeV-neutrino fields


Krauss, F and Kadler, M and Mannheim, K and Schulz, R and Trustedt, J and Wilms, J and Ojha, R and Ros, E and Anton, G and Baumgartner, W and Beuchert, T and Blanchard, J and Burkel, C and Carpenter, B and Eberl, T and Edwards, PG and Eisenacher, D and Elsasser, D and Fehn, K and Fritsch, U and Gehrels, N and Grafe, C and Grossberger, C and Hase, H and Horiuchi, S and James, C and Kappes, A and Katz, U and Kreikenbohm, A and Kreykenbohm, I and Langejahn, M and Leiter, K and Litzinger, E and Lovell, JEJ and Muller, C and Phillips, C and Plotz, C and Quick, J and Steinbring, T and Stevens, J and Thompson, DJ and Tzioumis, AK, TANAMI blazars in the IceCube PeV-neutrino fields, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 566 Article L7. ISSN 0004-6361 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201424219


The IceCube Collaboration has announced the discovery of a neutrino flux in excess of the atmospheric background. Owing to the steeply falling atmospheric background spectrum, events at PeV energies most likely have an extraterrestrial origin. We present the multiwavelength properties of the six radio-brightest blazars that are positionally coincident with these events using contemporaneous data of the TANAMI blazar sample, including high-resolution images and spectral energy distributions. Assuming the X-ray to γ-ray emission originates in the photoproduction of pions by accelerated protons, the integrated predicted neutrino luminosity of these sources is high enough to explain the two detected PeV events.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:neutrinos, galaxies: active, quasars: general
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Cosmology and extragalactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Lovell, JEJ (Dr Jim Lovell)
ID Code:98497
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:47
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2015-02-18
Last Modified:2017-11-03
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