ueb1 - δB = 0 01 B b The typical matter density in...

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Astroparticle physics, 2011 Exercise 2 Give your name and return on May 2nd. Are astrophysical media collisionless? Demonstrate that interactions with magnetic fuctuations can indeed be the dominant scat- tering process oF relativistic charged particles. a) Estimate the mean Free path For scattering oF a charged particle with energy 1 TeV in a nanoTesla magnetic ±eld with
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Unformatted text preview: δB = 0 . 01 B . b) The typical matter density in interstellar space is 1 hydrogen atom per cubic centimeter. Using realistic cross sections For collisions with neutral atoms and Coulomb collisions with Free electrons, estimate the mean Free path For 2-body collisions and compare with the result oF a)....
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course PHYS 227 taught by Professor Rabe during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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