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Springer Theses

Very-high-energy Gamma-ray Observations of Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Cataclysmic Variable Stars with MAGIC and Development of Trigger Systems for IACTs

Authors: López Coto, Rubén

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the imaging atmospheric Cherenkov technique and the MAGIC telescopes Offers a complete picture of the relation between pulsar properties and their very-high-energy gamma-ray emissions Features cutting-edge results on the very-high-energy emissions of cataclysmic variable stars with contemporary observations

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This thesis is a comprehensive work that addresses many of the open questions currently being discusssed in the very-high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray community. It presents a detailed description of the MAGIC telescope together with a glimpse of the future Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). One section is devoted to the design, development and characterization of trigger systems for current and future imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. The book also features a state-of-the-art description of pulsar wind nebula (PWN) systems, the study of the multi-TeV spectrum of the Crab nebula, as well as the discovery of VHE gamma rays at the multiwavelength PWN 3C 58, which were sought at these wavelengths for more than twenty years. It also includes the contextualization of this discovery amongst the current population of VHE gamma-ray PWNe. Cataclysmic variable stars represent a new source of gamma ray energies, and are also addressed here. In closing, the thesis reports on the systematic search for VHE gamma-ray emissions of AE Aquarii in a multiwavelength context and the search for VHE gamma-ray variability of novae during outbursts at different wavelengths. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Very-high-energy Gamma-ray Observations of Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Cataclysmic Variable Stars with MAGIC and Development of Trigger Systems for IACTs
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44751-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44751-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44750-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83128-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 217
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 101 illustrations in colour
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