Diffusion of High Energy Cosmic Rays from the Virgo Cluster [chapter]

M. Giler, J. Wdowczyk, A. W. Wolfendale
1981 Origin of Cosmic Rays  
The origin of the highest energy cosmic rays is unclear but the observation that many are seen to arrive from high Galactic latitudes supports the idea of Extragalactic sources. The characteristic features to be explained by any origin model are: the flattening of the energy spectrum above 1 0 1 9 e V and the apparent presence of a directional anisotropy which increases systematically with energy^ Here we propose a model in which the particles above about 1 0 1 8 e V are protons which are
more » ... ted in galaxies in clusters and which diffuse in a tangled intergalactic magnetic field. Diffusion from K ) 2 6 [ ' ' I ' • I ' 1 I 1 1 Ep(eV)
doi:10.1007/978-94-009-8475-2_11 fatcat:y75dlwuj2re2xehhstqfnj4m4e