Stormer Method for a Problem of Point Injection of Charged Particles into a Magnetic Dipole Field

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Abstract

The problem of point injection of charged particles into a magnetic dipole field was considered. Analytical expressions were obtained by the Stormer method for regions of allowed pulses of charged particles at random points of a dipole field at a set position of the point source of particles. It was found that, for a fixed location of the studied point, there was a specific structure of the coordinate space in the form of a set of seven regions, where the injector location in each region corresponded to a definite form of an allowed pulse region at the studied point. It was shown that the allowed region boundaries in four of the mentioned regions were surfaces of conic section revolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-146
Number of pages10
JournalGeomagnetism and Aeronomy
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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