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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

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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