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Author Gall, R. ♦ Lifshitz, J.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ ALBEDO ♦ ATMOSPHERE ♦ CHARGED PARTICLES ♦ COSMIC RADIATION ♦ DECAY ♦ DIAGRAMS ♦ DISTRIBUTION ♦ EARTH ♦ ENERGY ♦ ENERGY RANGE ♦ LEVELS ♦ MAGNETIC FIELDS ♦ NEUTRONS ♦ NUMERICALS ♦ PIONEER SPACE PROBES ♦ PROTONS ♦ RADIATION BELTS ♦ REFLECTION ♦ SATELLITES
Abstract The theory of the temporary permanence of charged particles in the vicinity of unstable principal periodic orbits in the earth's magnetic field is discussed in relation to the high intensity belts surrounding the earth. The intervals of energies of protons temporarily trapped by this mechanism are calculated for various latitudes and distances. Several possible sources of charged particles and their contribution to the high intensity belts are discussed. The intensity due to the temporary capture of primary cosmic ray protons is calculated. The theoretical intensity curves are compared with the experimental curves taken aboard Pioneer III. The secondary albedo protons spectrum is deduced. Theoretical isointensity curves for captured primary and secondary protons are plotted for the distances from 2 to 8 earth's radii. (auth)
ISSN 00296341
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1960-01-16
Publisher Department Universidad, Mexico City ♦ and Instituto Nacional de la Investigacion Cientifica, Mexico City ♦ Instituto Nacional de la Investigacoin Cientifica, Mexico City
Journal Nuovo Cimento
Volume Number 15
Organization Universidad, Mexico City ♦ and Instituto Nacional de la Investigacion Cientifica, Mexico City ♦ Instituto Nacional de la Investigacoin Cientifica, Mexico City


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