Cosmic Ray Acceleration Mechanisms

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


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.


Strong Shock Relativistic Shock Spallation Reaction Magnetic Wall Fermi Acceleration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine J. Cesarsky
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    • 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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