Acceleration of Cosmic Ray Particles at Shock Waves

  • Reinhard Schlickeiser
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


According to the fundamental cosmic ray transport equation (14.1.6) energetic particles get accelerated both
  1. (1)

    by momentum diffusion (A2) due to cyclotron and/or transit-time damping of the electric fields of the ambient electromagnetic fluctuations, and

  2. (2)

    by momentum convection due to the compression, i.e. (dV/dz) < 0, of the cosmic ray scattering centers.



Shock Wave Compression Ratio Spectral Index Magnetic Field Vector Magnetic Helicity 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard Schlickeiser
    • 1
  1. 1.Theoretische Physik IVRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany

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