THE MAXIMUM ENERGY OF ACCELERATED PARTICLES IN RELATIVISTIC COLLISIONLESS SHOCKS

@article{Sironi2013THEME,
  title={THE MAXIMUM ENERGY OF ACCELERATED PARTICLES IN RELATIVISTIC COLLISIONLESS SHOCKS},
  author={Lorenzo Sironi and Anatoly Spitkovsky and Jonathan Arons},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={771},
  pages={54}
}
The afterglow emission from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) is usually interpreted as synchrotron radiation from electrons accelerated at the GRB external shock that propagates with relativistic velocities into the magnetized interstellar medium. By means of multi-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations, we investigate the acceleration performance of weakly magnetized relativistic shocks, in the magnetization range 0 ? 10?1. The pre-shock magnetic field is orthogonal to the flow, as generically… Expand
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