Acceleration of charged particles by the solar wind. Method of generations.
Abstract
The paper develops a method for analyzing the modulation of charged particles in the heliosphere and their acceleration by a standing shock wave limiting the supersonic region of the solarwind flow. The method makes it possible to separate the particlemodulation process accompanied by energy losses from the regularacceleration process at the shock front. The method describes random particle motions in the diffusion approximation, can be used to interpret solutions of the transport equation, and makes it possible to obtain approximate solutions for arbitrary coefficients of particle diffusion. The resulting particle spectrum is analyzed.
 Publication:

Geomagnetism and Aeronomy
 Pub Date:
 April 1986
 Bibcode:
 1986Ge&Ae..26..197P
 Keywords:

 Charged Particles;
 Particle Acceleration;
 PlasmaParticle Interactions;
 Solar Wind Velocity;
 Diffusion Coefficient;
 Energy Dissipation;
 Particle Diffusion;
 Random Processes;
 Shock Fronts;
 Shock Wave Interaction;
 Standing Waves;
 Supersonic Speed;
 Solar Wind:Charged Particles