UHECR production and curvature TeV emission in nearby, dormant AGNs

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The possibility that rapidly rotating supermassive black holes associated with quasar remnants may provide sites for the acceleration of ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) is considered. It is shown that prodigious TeV emission through curvature losses is an important consequence of this mechanism. Given the measured UHECR flux, it is expected that nearby dormant AGNs will be detectable by current TeV experiments. The implications for the Sgr A* source are also briefly considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)798 - 801
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Issue number558
StatePublished - 2001


  • active galaxies
  • astrophysical radiation mechanisms
  • black holes
  • cosmic ray origin
  • galactic nuclei
  • gamma-ray sources (astronomical)


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