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JETP Letters

, Volume 108, Issue 1, pp 5–12 | Cite as

New Universal Cosmic-Ray Knee near a Magnetic Rigidity of 10 TV with the NUCLEON Space Observatory

  • E. Atkin
  • V. Bulatov
  • V. Dorokhov
  • N. Gorbunov
  • S. Filippov
  • V. Grebenyuk
  • D. Karmanov
  • I. Kovalev
  • I. Kudryashov
  • A. Kurganov
  • M. Merkin
  • A. Panov
  • D. Podorozhny
  • D. Polkov
  • S. Porokhovoy
  • V. Shumikhin
  • A. Tkachenko
  • L. Tkachev
  • A. Turundaevskiy
  • O. Vasiliev
  • A. Voronin
Astrophysics and Cosmology
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Abstract

Data from the NUCLEON space observatory give a strong indication of the existence of a new universal cosmic ray “knee”, which is observed in all groups of nuclei, including heavy nuclei, near a magnetic rigidity of about 10 TV. Universality means the same position of the knee in the magnetic rigidity scale for all groups of nuclei. The knee is observed by both methods of measurement of particles energy implemented in the NUCLEON observatory—the calorimetric method and the kinematic method Kinematic Lightweight Energy Meter. This new cosmic ray knee is probably connected with the limit of acceleration of cosmic rays by some generic or nearby source of cosmic rays.

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A new Universal Cosmic-ray Knee near the Magnetic Rigidity 10 TV with the NUCLEON Space Observatory

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Atkin
    • 1
  • V. Bulatov
    • 2
  • V. Dorokhov
    • 2
  • N. Gorbunov
    • 3
    • 4
  • S. Filippov
    • 2
  • V. Grebenyuk
    • 3
    • 4
  • D. Karmanov
    • 5
  • I. Kovalev
    • 5
  • I. Kudryashov
    • 5
  • A. Kurganov
    • 5
  • M. Merkin
    • 5
  • A. Panov
    • 5
  • D. Podorozhny
    • 5
  • D. Polkov
    • 2
  • S. Porokhovoy
    • 3
  • V. Shumikhin
    • 1
  • A. Tkachenko
    • 3
    • 6
  • L. Tkachev
    • 3
    • 4
  • A. Turundaevskiy
    • 5
  • O. Vasiliev
    • 5
  • A. Voronin
    • 5
  1. 1.National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Limited Liability Company GORIZONTYekaterinburgRussia
  3. 3.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  4. 4.DUBNA UniversityDubnaRussia
  5. 5.Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear PhysicsMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  6. 6.Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical PhysicsKievUkraine

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