EQUILIBRIUM PITCH-ANGLE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS OF ENERGETIC PARTICLES IN NONADIABATIC SCATTERING ON THE CURRENT SHEET OF THE MAGNETOSPHERIC TAIL.

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Abstract

The pitch-angle scattering of energetic particles in a magnetic field containing a current sheet, analogous to that observed in the region of the magnetospheric tail, is studied by numerical methods. Calculations of a large number of trajectories (about 20,000 for each variant of the model) permitted the construction of a matrix of pitch-angle scattering and the kernel of the integral equation for the equilibrium particle distribution function. The results obtained can be used to interpret observations of the spatial distribution of fluxes of energetic particles in the near region of the magnetospheric tail and at the outer boundary of the belt of trapped radiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-456
Number of pages4
JournalCosmic Research (English translation of Kosmicheskie Issledovaniya)
Volume21
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1983

Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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