The Second Order Fermi Acceleration of Pick-Up Ions
- Alan Johnstone
Published Online: 26 MAR 2013
Copyright 1991 by the American Geophysical Union.
Cometary Plasma Processes
How to Cite
Duffy, P. (1991) The Second Order Fermi Acceleration of Pick-Up Ions, in Cometary Plasma Processes (ed A. Johnstone), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM061p0287
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1991
Print ISBN: 9780875900278
Online ISBN: 9781118663660
- Space plasmas;
A theoretical model for the second order Fermi acceleration of photo-ionised, pick-up ions is presented. This acceleration is caused by the scattering off magnetic turbulence in the solar wind upstream of the comet's bow shock. Exact solutions for the energetic particle spectrum are found and compared with measurements made near comet Halley.