Physical basis of the transfort and composition of cosmic rays in the galaxy

G. Gloeckler, J. R. Jokipii

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Abstract

Consideration of cosmic-ray propagation leads naturally to an equilibrium model for cosmic-ray origin and storage in the galaxy. In this model the relative abundances of nuclei with substantially different charge values are nearly energy independent. We conclude that this simple, one- "component" model is consistent with observations of both the galactic primary (i.e., H1, He4, C, N, O, Fe) and secondary particles (He3, Li, Be, B).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1448-1453
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume22
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1969

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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