Microquasars as High-energy Gamma-ray Sources

Josep M Paredes
2005 Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics  
Galactic microquasars are certainly one of the most recent additions to the field of high energy astrophysics and have attracted increasing interest over the last decade. However, the high energy part of the spectrum of microquasars is the most poorly known, mainly due the lack of sensitive instrumentation in the past. Microquasars are now primary targets for all of the observatories working in the X-ray and gamma-ray domains. They also appear as the possible counterparts for some of the
more » ... ified sources of high-energy gamma-rays detected by the experiment EGRET on board the satellite COMPTON-GRO. This paper provides a general review of the main observational results obtained up to now as well as a summary of the scenarios for production of high-energy γ-rays at the present moment.
doi:10.1088/1009-9271/5/s1/121 fatcat:jnz54sysp5hpnmerjvy5e63hku