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Implications of Source Abundances of Ultraheavy Cosmic Rays

Binns, W. R. and Garrard, T. L. and Israel, M. H. and Klarmann, J. and Margolis, S. H. and Stone, E. C. and Waddington, C. J. (1985) Implications of Source Abundances of Ultraheavy Cosmic Rays. In: Proceedings of the 19th International Cosmic Ray Conference. Vol.3. Goddard Space Flight Center , Green Belt, MD, pp. 13-16.

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The ratio of cosmic ray source abundance to solar-system abundance was examined for individual elements. Correlations of these ratios with first-ionization potential (FIP) and the expected mass-to-charge ratio (A/Q) of the elements in a million-degree plasma are analyzed. The FIP correlation was examined and it is shown that the correlation is affected by the choice of C2 or C1 chondritic meteorites as the solar-system standard for comparison. An A/Q correlation is suggested as a consequence of the shock acceleration model in the hot interstellar medium. The correlations are presented.

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Additional Information:© 1985 NASA/STI. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System.
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
Subject Keywords:Abundance, Correlation, Cosmic Rays, Galactic Radiation, Ionization Potentials, Radiation Sources, Solar System, Carbonaceous Meteorites, Chondrites, High Temperature Plasmas, Interstellar Matter, Mathematical Models
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