Friday, July 19, 2013

1307.5045 (R. Aloisio et al.)

Self-generated magnetic turbulence and the propagation of galactic cosmic rays    [PDF]

R. Aloisio, P. Blasi
Cosmic rays propagating in the Galaxy may excite a streaming instability when their motion is super-alfvenic, thereby producing the conditions for their own diffusion. We present the results of a self-consistent solution of the transport equation where diffusion occurs because of the self-generated turbulence together with a preexisting turbulence injected, for instance, by supernova explosions and cascading to smaller scales. All chemicals are included in our calculations, so that we are able to show the secondary to primary ratios in addition to the spectra of the individual elements. All predictions appear to be in good agreement with observations.
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