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Blast waves with cosmic rays


Blast waves appear in many astrophysical phenomena, such as supernovae. In this paper we discuss blast waves with cosmic rays, i.e., with a component with a power-law number density distribution function N(p) ∝ p −Γ that may be particulary important in describing the evolution of supernova remnants. We confirm some previous findings that a significant amount of cosmic ray energy is deposited towards the center of a remnant.

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Published in Russian in Astrofizicheskij Byulleten, 2015, Vol. 70, No. 2, pp. 224–230.

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Arbutina, B. Blast waves with cosmic rays. Astrophys. Bull. 70, 214–219 (2015).

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  • shock waves—supernovae
  • general