Suzaku observation of TeV SNR RX J1713.7-3946

Tadayuki Takahashi*, Takaaki Tanaka, Yasunobu Uchiyama, Junko S. Hiraga, Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Shin Watanabe, Aya Bamba, John P. Hughes, Hideaki Katagiri, Jun Kataoka, Motohide Kokubun, Katsuji Koyama, Koji Mori, Robert Petre, Hiromitsu Takahashi, Yoko Tsuboi


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We report on results from Suzaku broadband X-ray observations of the Galactic supernova remnant (SNR) RX J1713.7-3946 with an energy coverage of 0.4-40 keV. With a sensitive hard X-ray measurement from the HXD PIN on board Suzaku, we determine the hard X-ray spectrum in the 12-40 keV range to be described by a power law with photon index Γ = 3.2 ± 0.2, significantly steeper than the soft X-ray index of Γ = 2.4 ± 0.05 measured previously with ASCA and other missions. We find that a simple power law fails to describe the full spectral range of 0.4-40 keV and instead a cutoff power law with hard index Γ = 1.96 ± 0.05 and high energy cutoff εc = 9 ± 1 keV provides an excellent fit over the full bandpass.

ジャーナルProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
出版ステータスPublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 物理学および天文学(その他)


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