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Particle Acceleration by Shock Waves

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 341)

Abstract

Sir Charles Darwin (1949) presumably thought that shock waves are responsible for accelerating cosmic rays. Nowadays shocks are widely recognized as a key to understanding high-energy particle acceleration in a variety of astrophysical environments.

Keywords

Shock Wave Compression Ratio Spectral Index Shock Front Fast Particle 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006

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