Particle acceleration by multiple parallel shocks - AstrophysicsReport as inadecuate

Particle acceleration by multiple parallel shocks - Astrophysics - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

Abstract: We present both numerical and semi-analytical results on test-particleacceleration in multiple parallel shocks. We apply a kinetic Monte Carlo codeand an eigenfunction expansion method to calculate the distribution functionsfor electron populations accelerated in subsequent parallel shocks with speedsranging from non- to fully-relativistic. We examine the levels of particleanisotropy at the shocks and discuss the implications for AGN and microquasarjets.

Author: Joni Tammi, Paul Dempsey


Related documents