Galactic Gamma-Ray Diffuse Emission at TeV energies with HAWC Data

HAWC Collaboration

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The Galactic gamma-ray diffuse emission is produced by the interaction of cosmic rays with ambient gas and electromagnetic radiation fields in the interstellar medium (ISM). Studying this radiation helps reconstruct the particle transport mechanisms and the particle distribution in the Galaxy. In this work, we analyze the TeV diffuse emission in a chosen region of the Galactic plane using data collected with the High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) detector. The energy and spatial distributions of the diffuse Galactic gamma-ray radiation have been studied after subtracting extended and point sources detected with greater than 5 sigma significance from the region map. The spectral feature of the aforementioned emission is compatible with the gamma-ray emissivity obtained from the locally measured proton and heavier nuclei spectrum, convolved with the gas distribution in the Galaxy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number835
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - Mar 18 2022
Event37th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2021 - Virtual, Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 12 2021Jul 23 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


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