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Comments on relativistic dust particles forming the highest energy cosmic rays

Bingham, R. and Tsytovich, V. N. (1999) Comments on relativistic dust particles forming the highest energy cosmic rays. Astroparticle Physics, 12 (1-2). pp. 35-44. ISSN 0927-6505

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Abstract

The existence in space of relativistic high energy dust particles accelerated directly by the radiation of a supernova explosion is reconsidered. It is shown that the dust particles can be accelerated up to energies in the range 1020 eV and that their energy spectrum should be a power-law. The range of dust dimensions and energies which can exist and not be destroyed by the charge accumulation induced by inverse Compton scattering of radiation is analyzed.