Acceleration of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays: Cosmic Zevatrons?

  • T. W. Jones
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Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 130)

Abstract

In this lecture I outline some of the underlying physics issues associated with accelerators plausibly capable of explaining the UHECRs up to ZeV energies. I concentrate on the mechanisms and their constraints, but provide a brief background on observations and the constraints they supply, as well.

Keywords

Black Hole Cosmic Microwave Background Magnetic Reconnection Active Galactic Nucleus Acceleration Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. W. Jones
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  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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