Cosmic-Ray Acceleration at Relativistic Shock Waves with a “Realistic” Magnetic Field Structure

@inproceedings{Niemiec2004CosmicRayAA,
  title={Cosmic-Ray Acceleration at Relativistic Shock Waves with a “Realistic” Magnetic Field Structure},
  author={Jacek Niemiec and Michal Ostrowski Institute of Nuclear Physics Pas and Krak'ow and Poland and Astronomical Observatory and Jagiellonian University},
  year={2004}
}
The process of cosmic-ray first-order Fermi acceleration at relativistic shock waves is studied with the method of Monte Carlo simulations. The simulations are based on numerical integration of particle equations of motion in a turbulent magnetic field near the shock. In comparison to earlier studies, a few "realistic" features of the magnetic field structure are included. The upstream field consists of a mean field component inclined at some angle to the shock normal with finite-amplitude… CONTINUE READING

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