Surfatron and stochastic acceleration of electrons at supernova remnant shocks
2001 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, Vol. 87, no 25Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The surfatron offers the possibility of particle acceleration to arbitrarily high energies, given a sufficiently large system. Surfatron acceleration of electrons by waves excited by ions reflected from supernova. remnant (SNR) shocks is investigated using particle simulations. It is shown that surfatron and stochastic acceleration could provide a seed population for the acceleration of cosmic ray electrons at SNR shocks.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 87, no 25
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47915DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.255002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-47915DiVA: diva2:268811