26 June 2011 to 1 July 2011
Montpellier, France
Europe/Paris timezone

Shock-Molecular cloud interactions: CO data and OH masers

27 Jun 2011, 09:35
35m
Main amphitheater (Polytech)

Main amphitheater

Polytech

Speaker

Dr Dale Frail

Description

I will review the class of galactic supernova remnants which show strong interactions with molecular clouds, revealed either through shock-excited masers or dense gas tracers. These remnants are preferentially found among the known GeV and TeV detections of supernova remnants. It has been argued that the masers and dense gas trace out the sites of hadronic particle acceleration. I will review what we know about the physical conditions of these shocked regions and I will introduce a potential new tracer for identifying the sites of cosmic ray acceleration.

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