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Shock-wave and plasma-pinch mechanisms of galactic cosmic-ray production

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Abstract

Based on recent discoveries, we show that it is appropriate to complement the standard shock-wave model for the production of galactic cosmic rays by a plasma-pinch model. The latter describes well the production of high-energy cosmic rays, yields a simple formula for their intensity, and allows the threshold pattern of the knee-type kink in the secondary particle spectrum and a number of unusual phenomena observed above the threshold to be explained.

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Translated from Zhurnal Éksperimental’no $$\overset{\lower0.5em\hbox{$\smash{\scriptscriptstyle\smile}$}}{l} $$ i Teoretichesko $$\overset{\lower0.5em\hbox{$\smash{\scriptscriptstyle\smile}$}}{l} $$ Fiziki, Vol. 128, No. 1, 2005, pp. 183–192.
Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by Trubnikov.