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Volume 331 - Frontier Research in Astrophysics – III (FRAPWS2018) - High Energy Astrophsyics
Broad-band Emission from Gamma-ray Binaries
J.M. Paredes,* P. Bordas
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2018 December 19
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Abstract
Gamma-ray binaries (GBs) have been object of intense studies in the last decade. From an observational perspective, GBs are phenomenologically similar to most X-ray binary systems in terms of their broad-band emission across the entire electromagnetic spectrum, being segregated from this source population by showing a maximum of their spectral energy distribution in the gamma-ray band, either at high-energies (HE: 100 MeV - 100 GeV) or very-high energies (VHE: above 100 GeV). From a theoretical perspective, the broad-band emission from GBs is a unique case in which particle acceleration and emission/absorption mechanisms can be tested against periodically changing conditions of their immediate surroundings. In this proceedings we examine some of the key observational results of the multi-wavelength emission from GBs. We discuss the correlated/contemporaneous emission observed in several of these systems, from radio to gamma-rays, by considering a single underlying particle-emitting population and the properties of the nearby photon, matter and magnetic ambient fields
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