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K.V. Sapogin, T.W. Jones (University of Minnesota)
We investigate the leptonic mechanisms of production of high-energy neutrinos in GRBs. Specifically, we focus on the elastic up-scattering of background neutrinos by relativistic electrons. Since this channel does not involve protons, the limit based on the observed flux of high-energy cosmic rays (the Waxman-Bahcall limit) theoretically can be evaded. We discuss the results and applications to the GRB fireball model.
This work is supported in part by NASA grant NNG05GF57G and by the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute.
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Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 37 #4
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