Ultrarelativistic generalized Lorentzians and the cosmic ray energy flux [HEAP]


We show that the rather tentative application of the ultrarelativistic generalized Lorentzian energy distribution to the spectrum of cosmic ray fluxes may provide evidence for either high TeV chemical potentials generated in the acceleration source region of the observed cosmic rays, or the presence of hypothetical particles of TeV rest mass. Such particles are not known in our accessible Universe at any accessible energies. If true they should have been produced in cosmic ray sources prior to acceleration. Conclusions of this kind depend on the validity of the generalized Lorentzian in application to cosmic rays, a hypothetical statistical mechanical equilibrium distribution occasionally encountered in observations.

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R. Treumann and W. Baumjohann
Wed, 8 Mar 17

Comments: 5 pages, 1 figure, draft prepared for submission to a meeting on cosmic rays and power law tails