The presence of delayed GeV emission after a strong transient, such as a gamma-ray burst (GRB), in the very-high energy (VHE) E > 100 GeV band can be the signature of a nonzero magnetic field in the intergalactic medium. We used a synchrotron self-Compton multiwavelength model to infer an analytical description of the intrinsic VHE spectrum (corrected for absorption by the extragalactic background light) of GRB 190114C to predict the light curves and spectral energy distributions of the delayed emission with Monte Carlo simulations for different intergalactic magnetic field (IGMF) configurations (strengths B = 8 x 10-21 G, 10-20 G, 3 x 10-20 G and correlation length lambda > 1 Mpc), and compared them with the Fermi Large Area Telescope (Fermi LAT) limits computed for several exposure times. We found that the Fermi LAT is not sensitive enough to constrain any IGMF strengths using GRB 190114C.

Intergalactic magnetic field studies by means of gamma-ray emission from GRB 190114C

F. Longo
2023-01-01

Abstract

The presence of delayed GeV emission after a strong transient, such as a gamma-ray burst (GRB), in the very-high energy (VHE) E > 100 GeV band can be the signature of a nonzero magnetic field in the intergalactic medium. We used a synchrotron self-Compton multiwavelength model to infer an analytical description of the intrinsic VHE spectrum (corrected for absorption by the extragalactic background light) of GRB 190114C to predict the light curves and spectral energy distributions of the delayed emission with Monte Carlo simulations for different intergalactic magnetic field (IGMF) configurations (strengths B = 8 x 10-21 G, 10-20 G, 3 x 10-20 G and correlation length lambda > 1 Mpc), and compared them with the Fermi Large Area Telescope (Fermi LAT) limits computed for several exposure times. We found that the Fermi LAT is not sensitive enough to constrain any IGMF strengths using GRB 190114C.
2023
27-mar-2023
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