Cosmic-ray proton and helium spectra: results from the Jacee experiment
Measurements of the cosmic-ray hydrogen and helium spectra at energies from 20 to 800 TeV are presented. The experiments were performed on a series of twelve balloon flights, including several long duration Australia to South America and Antarctic circumpolar flights. No clear evidence is seen for a spectral break. Both the hydrogen and the helium spectra are consistent with power laws over the entire energy range, with integral spectral indices 1.80 ± 0.04 and 1.68-0.06+0.04 for the protons and helium, respectively. The results are fully consistent with expectations based on supernova shock acceleration coupled with a "leaky box" model of propagation through the Galaxy. © 1998. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
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Asakimori, K., Burnett, T., Cherry, M., Chevli, K., Christ, M., Dake, S., Derrickson, J., Fountain, W., Fuki, M., Gregory, J., Hayashi, T., Holynski, R., Iwai, J., Iyono, A., Johnson, J., Kodayashi, M., Lord, J., Miyamura, O., Moon, K., Nilsen, B., Ooa, H., Ogata, T., Olson, E., Parnell, T., Roberts, F., Sengupta, K., Shina, T., Strausz, S., Sugitate, T., Takahashi, Y., Tominaga, T., Watts, J., & Wefel, J. (1998). Cosmic-ray proton and helium spectra: results from the Jacee experiment. Astrophysical Journal, 502 (1 PART I), 278-283. https://doi.org/10.1086/305882