Multi-wavelength observations of composite supernova remnants

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Multi-wavelength studies of composite supernova remnants (SNRs) lead to a better understanding of their evolutionary development, the interaction of supernovae (SNe) and pulsar wind nebulae (PWNe) with their surroundings, particle injection and loss processes, nucleosynthesis, and the production and processing of dust grains in SNe. This paper summarizes the basic evolutionary development of composite SNRs and describes two unique systems in different stages of evolution; G54.1+0.3, a PWN in the early stage of evolution that is expanding into inner SN ejecta, and G327.1-1.1, a composite SNR in the late stage of evolution whose PWN has interacted with the SNR reverse shock. Both systems exhibit unique properties that have not been observed previously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
EditorsNanda Rea, Diego F. Torres
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783642172519
ISBN (Print)9780387727677, 9780387876207, 9781402055720, 9781402069321, 9781402088674, 9781402091896, 9781441981608, 9781441983688, 9783540758259, 9783642033230, 9783642103216, 9783642103513, 9783642113406, 9783642172502, 9783642172502, 9789048133994, 9789048134984
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics, 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Apr 12 2010Apr 16 2010

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1570-6591
ISSN (Electronic)1570-6605


Other1st Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics, 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Spectroscopy
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Multi-wavelength observations of composite supernova remnants'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this