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The P, S, Ar, and Ca isotopic composition of the galactic cosmic ray source

Ogliore, R. C. and Stone, E. C. and Mewaldt, R. A. and Binns, W. R. and Israel, M. H. and von Rosenvinge, T. T. and Moskalenko, I. V. and Wiedenbeck, M. E. (2007) The P, S, Ar, and Ca isotopic composition of the galactic cosmic ray source. In: Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference. Vol.2. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México , Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, pp. 125-128.

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Galactic cosmic ray (OCR) measurements of the phosphorus, sulfur, argon, and calcium isotopes made by the Cosmic Ray Isotope Spectrometer (CRIS) aboard NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer are reported aver 1he energy range from ~100 to ~400 MeV/nucleon. The propagation of cosmic rays through the Galaxy and heliosphere is modeled to determine isotopic source abundance ratios ^(31)P/^(32)S, ^(34)S/^(32)S, ^(38)Ar/^(36)Ar, and ^(36)Ar/^(40)Ca. By deriving the OCR source abundance of argon (a noble gas) and calcium (a refractory), it is determined that material in grains is accelerated to OCR energies a factor of ~6.4 more efficiently than gas-phase material in this charge range. With this information the interstellar dust function of phosphorus and sulfur at the cosmic ray source is shown to be consistent with astronomical measurements of hot galactic environments.

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Additional Information:Copyright Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México This work was supported by NASA at the California Institute of Technology (under grant NAG5-12929). I. V. M. thanks NASA APRA grant for partial support.
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