Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays from Young Neutron Star Winds.

@article{Blasi2000UltraHighEnergyCR,
  title={Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays from Young Neutron Star Winds.},
  author={Blasi and Epstein and Olinto},
  journal={The Astrophysical journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={533 2},
  pages={
          L123-L126
        }
}
The long-held notion that the highest energy cosmic rays are of distant extragalactic origin is challenged by observations that events above approximately 1020 eV do not exhibit the expected high-energy cutoff from photopion production off the cosmic microwave background. We suggest that these unexpected ultra-high-energy events are due to iron nuclei accelerated from young strongly magnetized neutron stars through relativistic MHD winds. We find that neutron stars whose initial spin periods… Expand
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