Astrophysics

   

The Turn-up in the Differential GCR Proton Energy Spectrum Below 100 Mev

Authors: Henry D. May

The high energy portion of galactic cosmic ray proton spectrum in the vicinity of Earth, above about 500 MeV per nucleon, can be well approximated by the “force field” model, whose only formal parameter is the modulation potential. Here I show that the entire spectrum can be well approximated by the force field model, when the force field is treated as an electric field. The analysis also explains the origin of the anomalously energetic ions in the low energy tail of the solar wind.

Comments: 6 Pages. Deleted first term from Eqs. 1 and 2 because it is zero.

Download: PDF

Submission history

[v1] 14 Nov 2011
[v2] 2011-11-29 10:06:32

Unique-IP document downloads: 199 times

Add your own feedback and questions here:
You are equally welcome to be positive or negative about any paper but please be polite. If you are being critical you must mention at least one specific error, otherwise your comment will be deleted as unhelpful.

comments powered by Disqus