Cosmic-ray transport and interaction with shocks

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Abstract

This paper reviews selected topics in cosmic-ray transport in the heliosphere, as well as recent insights on the interaction of cosmic rays with shocks. Topics include: (a) recent observations suggesting very long inferred scattering mean-free paths of cosmic rays, (b) recent insights into the diffusion of cosmic rays normal to a magnetic field, (c) the physics of super-diffusion and sub-diffusion, and (e) the interaction of cosmic rays with shocks moving through large-scale irregular magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-88
Number of pages16
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Volume176
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Charged particle transport
  • Cosmic rays
  • Diffusion
  • Particle acceleration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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