On the Turbulent Reduction of Drifts for Solar Energetic Particles

  title={On the Turbulent Reduction of Drifts for Solar Energetic Particles},
  author={Jacobus P. van den Berg and N. Eugene Engelbrecht and Nicolas Wijsen and R. Du Toit Strauss},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Particle drifts perpendicular to the background magnetic field have been proposed by some authors as an explanation for the very efficient perpendicular transport of solar energetic particles (SEPs). This process, however, competes with perpendicular diffusion caused by magnetic turbulence, which can also disrupt the drift patterns and reduce the magnitude of drift effects. The latter phenomenon is well known in cosmic-ray studies, but not yet considered in SEP models. Additionally, SEP models… 

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