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Type: Journal article
Title: Limits on source distances for the most energetic cosmic rays in intergalactic magnetic fields
Author: Lampard, R.
Clay, R.
Dawson, B.
Citation: Astroparticle Physics, 1997; 7(3):213-218
Issue Date: 1997
ISSN: 0927-6505
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R. Lampard, R. W. Clay and B. R. Dawson
Abstract: The propagation of the highest energy cosmic rays through the intergalactic magnetic field is considered, including the effect of interactions with the 2.7 K microwave background. Energy loss in the microwave background due to photo-pion production limits the total distance travelled by the cosmic rays and the turbulent intergalactic field determines their total displacement. At energies above 1020 eV, the average displacements are a few tens of megaparsecs, limiting possible sources to the volume dominated by the supergalactic plane. © 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.
Keywords: Attenuation of cosmic rays
Cosmic microwave background
Intergalactic magnetic field
Description: © 1997 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.
DOI: 10.1016/S0927-6505(97)00025-X
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