Plasma astrophysics: Acceleration of killer electrons

Horne, Richard Bertram. 2007 Plasma astrophysics: Acceleration of killer electrons. Nature Physics, 3 (9). 590-591. 10.1038/nphys703

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Relativistic electrons in the outer Van Allen belt wreak havoc with satellites in geosynchronous orbit, but how they reach such high energies has been unclear. New data identify gyro-resonant wave-particle interactions as the culprit.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1038/nphys703
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Global Science in the Antarctic Context (2005-2009) > Sun Earth Connections
ISSN: 1745-2473
Additional Keywords: radiation belt, van allen
NORA Subject Terms: Space Sciences
Date made live: 21 Dec 2007 11:20

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