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On particle acceleration around shocks. II: on the diffuse scattering by moving media

@article{Vietri2003OnPA,
  title={On particle acceleration around shocks. II: on the diffuse scattering by moving media},
  author={Mario Vietri},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2003}
}
  • M. Vietri
  • Published 23 April 2003
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
The probability that a particle, crossing the shock along a given direction, be reflected backwards along another direction, was shown to be the key element in determining the spectrum of non--thermal particles accelerated via Fermi mechanism around a shock. Here an explicit equation for this probability distribution is given, for both the upstream and downstream sections. Though analytically intractable, this equation can be easily solved numerically. 
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