Radio-to-Gamma-Ray Synchrotron and Neutrino Emission from Proton–Proton Interactions in Active Galactic Nuclei

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 was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russian Federation (contract no. 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. 113, 69–74 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0021364021020028

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