Gamma rays and neutrinos from the Crab Nebula produced by pulsar accelerated nuclei
Protheroe, R. J.
arxiv: Nuclear Theory | Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Nuclear Experiment | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
We investigate the consequences of the acceleration of heavy nuclei (e.g. iron nuclei) by the Crab pulsar. Accelerated nuclei can photodisintegrate in collisions with soft photons produced in the pulsar's outer gap, injecting energetic neutrons which decay either inside...