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Author Kellogg, P. J.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS ♦ ATMOSPHERE ♦ COSMIC RADIATION ♦ DECAY ♦ EARTH ♦ NEUTRONS ♦ PRODUCTION ♦ RADIATION BELTS ♦ SUN
Abstract Some investigators have proposed that Van Allen radiation results from the decay of neutrons produced in the earth's atmosphere by cosmic rays. There is some doubt as to whether the low-energy (< 1 Mev) radiation near the earth, due to intensity, may be attributed to this source. Other sources for Van Allen radiation are considered. A theoretical discussion is given covering several current theories. (A. C.)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1959-05-01
Publisher Department Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Journal Nature
Volume Number 183
Organization Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis


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