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Studies of Anomalous Cosmic Rays using the Geomagnetic Field

Mewaldt, R. A. and Cummings, J. R. and Leske, R. A. and Selesnick, R. S. and Stone, E. C. and von Rosenvinge, T. T. (1995) Studies of Anomalous Cosmic Rays using the Geomagnetic Field. In: Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Cosmic Rays. Vol.4. International Union of Pure and Applied Physics , pp. 477-480.

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We use instrumentation on SAMPEX and the Earth's field as a magnetic rigidity filter in a new "double spectrometer" approach to measure the composition and energy spectra of anomalous cosmic rays. We obtain a "pure" sample of anomalous cosmic ray C, N, 0, and Ne, with no significant evidence for other species. The energy spectrum of anomalous oxygen extends to -100 MeV/nuc, which has implications for models of the acceleration of these nuclei.

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