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Cosmic Ray Acceleration Mechanisms

  • Catherine J. Cesarsky
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 107)

Abstract

We present a brief summary of some of the most popular theories of cosmic ray acceleration: Fermi acceleration, its application to acceleration by shocks in a scattering medium, and impulsive acceleration by relativistic shocks.

Keywords

Strong Shock Relativistic Shock Spallation Reaction Magnetic Wall Fermi Acceleration 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine J. Cesarsky
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Section d’AstrophysiqueCentre d’Etudes Nucléaires de SaclayFrance
  2. 2.Astronomy Department and Space Sciences LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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