Charged particle acceleration in the front of the shock wave bounding supersonic solar wind

1Fedorov, YI
1Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Kinemat. fiz. nebesnyh tel (Online) 2014, 30(3):3-26
Start Page: Space Physics
Language: Russian

The process of cosmic ray acceleration in the front of the spherical shock wave bounding the supersonic solar wind is studied. On the basis of our analytical solution of the transport equation, the energy and spatial distributions of cosmic ray intensity and anisotropy are investigated. It is shown that the shape of accelerated particle spectrum is determined by the medium compressibility at the shock front and by cosmic ray modulation parameters.

Keywords: charged particles, cosmic rays, solar wind

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