Global diffusion of cosmic rays in random magnetic fields

@article{Snodin2015GlobalDO,
  title={Global diffusion of cosmic rays in random magnetic fields},
  author={A. P. Snodin and Anvar Shukurov and Graeme R. Sarson and Paul J. Bushby and Ladkrabang Bangkok and Thailand and New Mexico State University and UK.},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={457},
  pages={3975-3987}
}
  • A. SnodinA. Shukurov UK.
  • Published 12 September 2015
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The propagation of charged particles, including cosmic rays, in a partially ordered magnetic field is characterized by a diffusion tensor whose componentsdepend on the particle’s Larmor radius RL and the degree of order in the magnetic field. Most studies of the particle diffusion presuppose a scale separation between the mean and random magnetic fields (e.g., there being a pronounced minimum in the magnetic power spectrum at intermediate scales). Scale separation is often a good approximation… 

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