Developing the Galactic Diffuse Emission Model for the GLAST Large Area Telescope

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Diffuse emission is produced in energetic cosmic ray (CR) interactions, mainly protons and electrons, with the interstellar gas and radiation field and contains the information about particle spectra in distant regions of the Galaxy. It may also contain information about exotic processes such as dark matter annihilation, black hole evaporation etc. A model of the diffuse emission is important for determination of the source positions and spectra. Calculation of the Galactic diffuse continuum g-ray emission requires a model for CR propagation as the first step. Such a model is based on theory of particle transport in the interstellar medium as ... continued below

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Moskalenko, Igor V.; Strong, Andrew W.; Digel, Seth W. & Porter, Troy A. April 30, 2007.

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Diffuse emission is produced in energetic cosmic ray (CR) interactions, mainly protons and electrons, with the interstellar gas and radiation field and contains the information about particle spectra in distant regions of the Galaxy. It may also contain information about exotic processes such as dark matter annihilation, black hole evaporation etc. A model of the diffuse emission is important for determination of the source positions and spectra. Calculation of the Galactic diffuse continuum g-ray emission requires a model for CR propagation as the first step. Such a model is based on theory of particle transport in the interstellar medium as well as on many kinds of data provided by different experiments in Astrophysics and Particle and Nuclear Physics. Such data include: secondary particle and isotopic production cross sections, total interaction nuclear cross sections and lifetimes of radioactive species, gas mass calibrations and gas distribution in the Galaxy (H{sub 2}, H I, H II), interstellar radiation field, CR source distribution and particle spectra at the sources, magnetic field, energy losses, g-ray and synchrotron production mechanisms, and many other issues. We are continuously improving the GALPROP model and the code to keep up with a flow of new data. Improvement in any field may affect the Galactic diffuse continuum g-ray emission model used as a background model by the GLAST LAT instrument. Here we report about the latest improvements of the GALPROP and the diffuse emission model.

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  • Report No.: SLAC-PUB-12467
  • Grant Number: AC02-76SF00515
  • DOI: 10.2172/903007 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 903007
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc889832

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Moskalenko, Igor V.; Strong, Andrew W.; Digel, Seth W. & Porter, Troy A. Developing the Galactic Diffuse Emission Model for the GLAST Large Area Telescope, report, April 30, 2007; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc889832/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.