Dec 11 – 15, 2023
Tsung-Dao Lee Institute
Asia/Shanghai timezone

High-energy neutrino emission from GRMHD accretion flows onto supermassive black holes

Dec 11, 2023, 2:30 PM
Hall # 1

Hall # 1

Contributed talk in mini symposium Astroparticle


Tomohisa Kawashima


Accretion flows around supermassive black holes can emit the high energy neutrino and may significantly contribute to the IceCube neutrinos. The global structure of the magnetized accretion flows potentially affect the neutrino SEDs, while it has not yet been studied. We, therefore, carry out the calculation of SEDs of high energy neutrinos by using three dimensional general relativistic magnetohydrodynamic (GRMHD) simulation data of a radiatively inefficient accretion flow onto a supermassive black hole, assuming the pp collisions processes. The time evolution of the cosmic-ray protons SEDs are calculated by assuming the turbulent acceleration and the effects of compressions. We have found that the global structure effect, i.e., the superposition of the various neutrino SEDs emitted at different positions, appears as neutrino SEDs flatter than 1-zone models. The flatter neutrino SEDs will be consistent with the diffuse neutrino SEDs observed by IceCube.

Primary author


Katsuaki Asano (ICRR, The University of Tokyo)

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