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A new hypothesis of cosmic ray generation in plasma pinches

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1 Author(s)
B. A. Trubnikov ; I.V. Kirchatov Inst. of Atomic Energy, Moscow Eng. Phys. Inst., Russia

A hypothesis for the birth of galactic cosmic rays in cosmic plasma pinches resulting from neck-type contractions that force plasma to jet outward is presented. It is shown that the accelerated particle energy, E, has a power law dependency dN/dE~ E-s with index s=1+√3=2.732 at the moment of neck breaking or pinch disruption. This value coincides with an observed galactic cosmic ray index s=2.7. This result corroborates other evidence for the existence of electric currents in cosmic plasma

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IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 6 )