A New Theory for Perpendicular Transport of Cosmic Rays

A. Shalchi, Ioannis Kourakis

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We present an improved nonlinear theory for the perpendicular transport of charged particles. This approach is based on an improved nonlinear treatment of field-line random walk in combination with a generalized compound diffusion model. The generalized compound diffusion model employed is more systematic and reliable, in comparison with previous theories. Furthermore, the theory shows remarkably good agreement with test-particle simulations and solar wind observations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-409
Number of pages5
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science


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