Cross field diffusion of cosmic rays in a two-dimensional magnetic field turbulence

Fumiko Otsuka, Tohru Hada

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    Abstract

    Cross field diffusion of energetic particles (cosmic rays) in a two-dimensional static magnetic field turbulence is studied performing test particle simulations. Qualitatively different diffusion processes are observed depending on the ratio of Larmor radius (ρ) to the correlation length (λ) of the magnetic field fluctuations. The diffusion is found to be composed of several regimes with distinct statistical properties, which can be characterized using Levy statistics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)499-502
    Number of pages4
    JournalSpace Science Reviews
    Volume107
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 31 2003

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Space and Planetary Science

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