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Particle acceleration in supernova remnants

Abstract:

Supernova remnants (SNR) are the most likely source of galactic cosmic rays (CRs) up to the 'knee' in the spectrum at a few PeV. The theory of diffusive shock acceleration nicely supplies a power law energy distribution with approximately the desired spectral index and with suitably high efficiency. For a SNR blast wave expanding into a typical interstellar magnetic field the predicted maximum CR energy falls short of 1 PeV, but a non-resonant plasma instability allows the CRs themselves to a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atomic and Laser Physics
Role:
Author
Volume:
51
Issue:
12
Pages:
124004-124004
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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EISSN:
1361-6587
ISSN:
0741-3335
URN:
uuid:4e350886-0b55-4dcc-8610-8764a82c67b4
Source identifiers:
21991
Local pid:
pubs:21991

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