Revisiting Spatial-Dependent Propagation Model with Latest Observations of Cosmic Ray Nuclei [HEAP]

Recently AMS-02 collaboration publish their measurements of light cosmic-ray nuclei, including lithium, beryllium, boron, carbon and oxygen. All of them reveal a prominent excess above $\sim$ 200 GV, coinciding with proton and helium. Particularly, the secondary cosmic rays even harden than the primary components above that break. One of the viable interpretations for above anomalies is the spatial-dependent diffusion process. Such model has been successfully applied to multiple observational phenomena, for example primary cosmic ray nuclei, diffuse gamma ray and anisotropy. In this work, we investigate the spatial-dependent propagation model in light of the new observational data. We find that such model is able to explain the upturn of secondary spectrum as well as the primary’s. All the spectra can be well reproduced and the calculated ratios are also in good agreement with the observations.

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W. Liu, Y. Yao and Y. Guo
Tue, 13 Feb 18

Comments: 8 pages, 5 figures