Alfvénic reacceleration of relativistic particles in galaxy clusters in the presence of secondary electrons and positrons

  title={Alfv{\'e}nic reacceleration of relativistic particles in galaxy clusters in the presence of secondary electrons and positrons},
  author={Gianfranco Brunetti and Pasquale Blasi},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • G. Brunetti, P. Blasi
  • Published 3 August 2005
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
In a previous paper we presented the first self-consistent calculations of the time-dependent coupled equations for electrons, hadrons and Alfven waves in the intracluster medium, which describe the stochastic acceleration of the charged particles and the corresponding spectral modification of the waves. Under viable assumptions, this system of mutually interacting components was shown to accurately describe several observational findings related to the radio haloes in clusters of galaxies. In… 

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