Accession Number : ADA019767

Title :   The Trapping of Cosmic Rays Around Supernovae by Plasma Instabilities.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J PLASMA PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kulsrud,Russell ; Zweibel,Ellen

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Cosmic rays escaping from supernova as sources set up hydromagnetic instabilities. The instabilities can trap the cosmic rays in the neighborhood of the supernova until they are adiabatically decompressed. The importance of these instabilities for theories of supernova origin of cosmic rays are discussed.

Descriptors :   *Cosmic rays, *Novae, *Trapping(Charged particles), *Plasmas(Physics), Instability, Hydromagnetics, Propagation, adiabatic conditions, Decompression, Sources

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Atmospheric Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE