The rigidity dependence of characteristic decay time and mean free path in SCR events
Authors: Daibog, E.; Kecskemety, K.; Logachev, Yu.; Surova, G.
Source: Cosmic Research, Volume 48, Number 6, December 2010 , pp. 501-508(8)
Publisher: MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Abstract:Combination of data on declined intensities of particles of different nature (e, p, and α) into a single dependence of characteristic decline time τ on particle rigidity in a wide range of R reveals the diversity of forms of τ(R) in different events: regular increase, decrease, and independence of R, as well as the presence in some events of maxima and minima. The problem of studying τ(R) has something in common with long standing problem of the rigidity dependence of mean free path λ(R). The considered set of forms of τ(R) allows one to conclude that at present there is no uniform dependence τ(R), as well as λ(R), and, therefore, no their common model interpretation in a wide range of rigidities exists.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2010-12-01