Acceleration and transport processes: Verification and observations

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Abstract

The general problem of diffusive transport and acceleration of energetic charged particles is considered. The transport of solar-flare particles, solar modulation of galactic cosmic rays and shock acceleration processes on the solar wind are examined and observational tests are summarized. It is concluded that the basic diffusive transport equation is a useful approximation in situations like the solar wind, where turbulent scattering by magnetic irregularities is sufficient to maintain near isotropy. The application of this equation to the interstellar medium and other, more distant astrophysical regimes is then discussed and implications for gamma-ray astrophysics are outlined. Finally the evidence for interstellar turbulence is reviewed and its consequences briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-40
Number of pages14
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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