The energy spectra of heavy nuclei measured by the ATIC experiment
The preliminary energy spectra of heavy nuclei C, O, Ne, Mg, Si, and Fe in the primary cosmic rays measured by the ATIC-2 experiment are presented and compared to previous data and to propagation models. Using previous data to extend the ATIC-2 results for all heavy nuclei to higher energy, the combined spectra can be best fit with diffusion model with weak reacceleration and scattering on random magnetic field with a Kolmogorov spectrum fluctuations becoming dominant at high energy. © 2005 COSPAR.
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Advances in Space Research
Panov, A., Adams, J., Ahn, H., Bashindzhagyan, G., Batkov, K., Chang, J., Christl, M., Fazely, A., Ganel, O., Gunasingha, R., Guzik, T., Isbert, J., Kim, K., Kouznetsov, E., Panasyuk, M., Schmidt, W., Seo, E., Sokolskaya, N., Wefel, J., Wu, J., & Zatsepin, V. (2006). The energy spectra of heavy nuclei measured by the ATIC experiment. Advances in Space Research, 37 (10), 1944-1949. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2005.07.040