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Physics of Atomic Nuclei

, Volume 68, Issue 2, pp 237–258 | Cite as

Quasars as sources of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays

  • A. V. Glushkov
Elementary Particles and Fields Experiment

Abstract

The results are presented that were obtained by analyzing arrival directions for cosmic rays that the Yakutsk array for studying extensive air showers recorded between 1974 and 2002 in the energy region E0 ≥ 5 × 1017 eV for zenith angles in the region θ ≤ 60°. It is shown that quasars for which the red shift lies in the region z ≤ 2.5 can be sources of these cosmic rays. Ordered structures are observed in the disposition of quasars and in the cosmic-ray arrival directions. These structures can be associated in one way or another with the large-scale structure of the Universe.

Keywords

Elementary Particle Energy Region Zenith Angle Ordered Structure Arrival Direction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Glushkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Cosmophysical Research and Aeronomy, Yakutsk Research Center, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesYakutskRussia

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