Shock-wave and plasma-pinch mechanisms of galactic cosmic-ray production
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- Trubnikov, B.A. J. Exp. Theor. Phys. (2005) 101: 160. doi:10.1134/1.2010672
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.