Accession Number : AD0727825

Title :   On the Modulation and Energy Spectrum of Highly Charged Cosmic Ray Nuclei.

Descriptive Note : Cosmic ray technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS COSMIC RAY GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Cleghorn,R. F. ; Freier,Phyllis S. ; Waddington,C. J.

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The intensity and energy spectrum of cosmic ray VH-nuclei (20 less than or equal to Z less than or equal to 30) has been measured in a stack of nuclear emulsions exposed over Fort Churchill in 1968. The integral intensity above 300 MeV/nucleon was 1.04 plus or minus 0.04 nuclei/sq. m.sr.sec. and three differential intensities were measured below 750 MeV/nucleon. Because of the current controversy regarding the true intensities of helium nuclei at this phase of the solar cycle the authors have also measured these nuclei, obtaining results intermediate between those quoted by other workers. Comparison of these results on the VH- and helium nuclei with those obtained in previous observations made at times of low solar modulation leads to the conclusion that there is no significant charge dependence in the modulation process. This conclusion is in conflict with an earlier analysis but depends on results of improved statistical weight and greater reliability for the VH nuclei and on the measurement of the helium nuclei in the same detector. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COSMIC RAYS, MODULATION), HELIUM, INTENSITY, POWER SPECTRA, KINETIC ENERGY, SOLAR RADIATION

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE