Nonlinear Kinetic Theory of Cosmic-Ray Acceleration in Supernova Remnants

  • Evgeny Berezhko
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Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 13)


A review of kinetic nonlinear theory for cosmic-ray (CR) acceleration and subsequent γ-ray production due to CR nuclear component in supernova remnants (SNRs) is presented. The correspondence of the expected spectrum and composition of CRs produced inside SNRs in the Galaxy with the experimental data is discussed. Possible explanations of negative results in searching high energy γ-ray emission from nearby SNRs are analyzed.


Supernova Remnant Diffusive Shock Acceleration Circumstellar Medium Galactic SNRs Sedov Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evgeny Berezhko
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  1. 1.Institute of Cosmophysical Research and AeronomyYakutskRussia

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