Semi-relativistic Hypernovae as a source of UHE cosmic rays

Xiang Yu Wang, S. Razzaque, P. Mészáros, Z. G. Dai

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There has been growing evidence that a peculiar type of supernovae, called hypernovae, are associated with sub-energetic gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Such hypernovae appear to have high (up to mildly relativistic) velocity ejecta. We suggest that these semi-relativistic hypernovae are a candidate source of extra-galactic ultra high-energy cosmic rays above the second knee.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGamma-Ray Bursts 2007 - Proceedings of the Santa Fe Conference
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventSanta Fe Conference on Gamma-Ray Bursts 2007, GRB 2007 - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Duration: 5 Nov 20079 Nov 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceSanta Fe Conference on Gamma-Ray Bursts 2007, GRB 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Fe, NM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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