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2016MNRAS.462.3660H - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 462, 3660-3671 (2016/November-2)

Propagation of ultrahigh energy cosmic rays in extragalactic magnetic fields: a view from cosmological simulations.


Abstract (from CDS):

We use the CRPROPA code to simulate the propagation of ultrahigh energy cosmic rays (with energy >=1018eV and pure proton composition) through extragalactic magnetic fields that have been simulated with the cosmological ENZO code. We test both primordial and astrophysical magnetogenesis scenarios in order to investigate the impact of different magnetic field strengths in clusters, filaments and voids on the deflection of cosmic rays propagating across cosmological distances. We also study the effect of different source distributions of cosmic rays around simulated Milky Way-like observers. Our analysis shows that the arrival spectra and anisotropy of events are rather insensitive to the distribution of extragalactic magnetic fields, while they are more affected by the clustering of sources within an ∼50 Mpc distance to observers. Finally, we find that in order to reproduce the observed degree of isotropy of cosmic rays at ∼EeV energies, the average magnetic fields in cosmic voids must be ∼ 0.1 nG, providing limits on the strength of primordial seed fields.

Abstract Copyright: © 2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): MHD - relativistic processes - methods: numerical - cosmic rays - ISM: magnetic fields - ISM: magnetic fields

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