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From cosmic ray source to the Galactic pool

Abstract:

The Galactic cosmic ray spectrum is a remarkably straight power law. Our current understanding is that the dominant sources that accelerate cosmic rays up to the knee ($3 \times 10^{15}$ eV) or perhaps even the ankle ($3 \times 10^{18}$ eV), are young Galactic supernova remnants. In theory, however, there are various reasons why the spectrum may be different for different sources, and may not even be a power law if nonlinear shock acceleration applies during the most efficient stages of accel...

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Publisher copy:
10.1093/mnras/stt2089

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atomic and Laser Physics
Journal:
MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
437
Issue:
3
Pages:
2802-2805
Publication date:
2013-10-25
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:955a6086-6897-457a-b454-81326a369eed
Source identifiers:
445954
Local pid:
pubs:445954
Language:
English
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