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Origin of Cosmic Radiation

Nature volume 131, pages 619620 (29 April 1933) | Download Citation

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EXPERIMENTS seem to show that the cosmic rays are very fast particles, coming from world space ; but at present there is no acceptable theory of the phenomena giving rise to them. Neither Millikan's nor Jeans's hypotheses of nuclear integration or annihilation processes, nor Regener's1 or Swann's2 theories, seem to be in accordance with the latest experimental results.

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    Naturwiss., 19, 460 ; 1931.

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    Phys. Rev., 43, 217 ; 1933.

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    Z. Physik, 80, 559 ; 1933.

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  1. Physics Laboratory, University, Uppsala. March 17.

    • HANNES ALFVÉN

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