Amplification of perpendicular and parallel magnetic fields by cosmic ray currents

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Matthews, James H.; Bell, Anthony R.; Blundell, Katherine M.; Araudo, Anabella T.;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/mnras/stx905
  • Subject: Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
    arxiv: Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

Cosmic ray (CR) currents through magnetised plasma drive strong instabilities producing amplification of the magnetic field. This amplification helps explain the CR energy spectrum as well as observations of supernova remnants and radio galaxy hot spots. Using magnetohy... View more
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