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ZHOU Xunxiu, WANG Xinjian, HUANG Daihui, JIA Huanyu. Effects of Thunderstorms Electric Field on Intensity of Cosmic Ray Electronsormalsize[J]. Journal of Space Science, 2016, 36(1): 49-55. doi: 10.11728/cjss2016.01.049
Citation: ZHOU Xunxiu, WANG Xinjian, HUANG Daihui, JIA Huanyu. Effects of Thunderstorms Electric Field on Intensity of Cosmic Ray Electronsormalsize[J]. Journal of Space Science, 2016, 36(1): 49-55. doi: 10.11728/cjss2016.01.049

Effects of Thunderstorms Electric Field on Intensity of Cosmic Ray Electronsormalsize

doi: 10.11728/cjss2016.01.049
  • Received Date: 2015-02-04
  • Rev Recd Date: 2015-09-01
  • Publish Date: 2016-01-15
  • Correlation study on the intensity change of the cosmic rays and the thunderstorms electric field is very important in understanding the acceleration mechanism of secondary charged particles caused by electric field. In this paper, Monte Carlo simulations were performed to study the effects of the thunderstorms electric field on the electrons in extensive air showers. High up in the atmosphere, the number of electrons increased exponentially in a field of 1000V·cm-1. And at an atmospheric depth about 300g·cm-2, the electrons reached a maximum. These results were consistent with the theory of Relativistic Runaway Electron Avalanche (RREA). The simulations also indicated that in order to obtain a clearly observable effect in the ground experiments, the thunderstorms electric field should be located not higher than 600m above the detector, and the length of the electric field should be about 2000m. These preliminary results are helpful to understand the correlation between the thunderstorms electric field and the electron intensity of ground cosmic rays, and provide important information to further study of the effects on secondary cosmic ray particles in thunderstorms electric field.

     

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