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Confining the high-energy cosmic rays

Abstract:

Diffusive shock acceleration is the prime candidate for efficient acceleration of cosmic rays. Galactic cosmic rays are believed to originate predominantly from this process in supernova remnant shock waves. Confinement of the cosmic rays in the shock region is key in making the mechanism effective. It has been known that on small scales (smaller than the typical gyroradius) high-amplitude non-resonant instabilities arise due to cosmic ray streaming ahead of the shock. For the efficiency of s...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atomic & Laser Physics
Role:
Author
Publication date:
2011-10-05
Source identifiers:
499762
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Pubs id:
pubs:499762
UUID:
uuid:1bc7b017-ba74-4973-927e-00530854ed70
Local pid:
pubs:499762
Deposit date:
2014-12-20

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