Spectral energy distribution, polarization, and synthetic radio maps of Cygnus X-1: a lepto-hadronic jet model
In this work we combine SEDs, radio maps and polarization observations to understand the emission mechanisms in Cygnus X-1. Our radiative model indicates that the MeV emission originates in the jet and that all the very high-energy emission is from hadronic origin. We also performed a synthetic radio map that suggests that our description of the magnetic field should be improved, since it leads to a very compact emission region. In order to choose the most suitable magnetic field geometry, we investigated the polarization in X-rays and we found that very simple geometries can explain the high levels of polarization reported by other authors.
- Pub Date:
- December 2015
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
- To appear in the Proceedings of the Conference "High-Energy Phenomena and Relativistic Outflows V", held in La Plata, 5-8 October 2015