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Energy losses of galactic cosmic rays in the interplanetary medium

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Abstract

Using realistic models of cosmic-ray propagation in interplanetary space we present, for electrons, protons and helium nuclei of a given energy near Earth, calculations of their distribution in energy before entering the solar cavity and their mean energy loss. Interplanetary conditions appropriate for the epochs 1965 and 1969 have been used. Cosmic-ray energies in the range of 20 MeV/nucleon to 1000 MeV/nucleon have been considered.

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Urch, I.H., Gleeson, L.J. Energy losses of galactic cosmic rays in the interplanetary medium. Astrophys Space Sci 20, 177–185 (1973). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00645595

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Keywords

  • Helium
  • Energy Loss
  • Realistic Model
  • Interplanetary Space
  • Interplanetary Medium