Radio-to-gamma-ray Synchrotron and Neutrino Emission from Proton-proton Interactions in Active Galactic Nuclei

Abstract

We explore possible physical origin of correlation between radio wave and very-high-energy neutrino emission in active galactic nuclei (AGN), suggested by recently reported evidence for correlation between neutrino arrival directions and positions of brightest radio-loud AGN. We show that such correlation is expected if both synchrotron emitting electrons and neutrinos originate from decays of charged pions produced in proton-proton interactions in parsec-scale relativistic jet propagating through circum-nuclear medium of the AGN.

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This work is supported by the Ministry of science and higher education of Russian Federation under the contract 075-15-2020-778 in the framework of the Large scientific projects program within the national project “Science”.

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Neronov, A., Semikoz, D. Radio-to-gamma-ray Synchrotron and Neutrino Emission from Proton-proton Interactions in Active Galactic Nuclei. Jetp Lett. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0021364021020028

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