Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics

, Volume 101, Issue 1, pp 160–168

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

Authors

  • B. A. Trubnikov
    • Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute
Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics

DOI: 10.1134/1.2010672

Cite this article as:
Trubnikov, B.A. J. Exp. Theor. Phys. (2005) 101: 160. doi:10.1134/1.2010672
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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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