Gamma-ray counterparts of radio astrophysical sources

S. Best, J. Bazo

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In this paper we study two newly discovered classes of radio sources: The highly energetic, short-lived events, known as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), and a new category of compact sources known as Fanaroff-Riley type 0 radio galaxies (FR0s). Due to a possible catastrophic event origin for the FRBs and a previous correlation found with an FR0 in the γ-ray spectrum, it is possible that these radio sources could also emit high energy photons in the Fermi-LAT satellite energy range (20 MeV-300 GeV). Here we present an exhaustive time-dependent and spatial search of all up-to-date observed FRBs and FR0s, respectively. We perform a likelihood analysis of the radio sources by modeling the excess flux of gamma rays with a varying index power law function using data from Fermi-LAT and the 4FGL catalog. Sources with test statistic greater than 16 (corresponding to about 4σ) were further analyzed including 2 FRBs and 7 FR0s. No correlations with more than 5σ were found after taking into account nearby sources. Therefore, upper limits for all sources were calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number004
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2019


  • Gamma ray experiments
  • active galactic nuclei
  • gamma ray detectors


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