The injection and acceleration of particles in oblique shocks - A unified Monte Carlo description

Baring, Matthew G.; Ellison, Donald C.; Jones, Frank C.

Published in: ApJ, 409, 327


Important problems are discussed concerning the effects of shock geometry on the injection of thermal particles and the process of standard Fermi particle acceleration in general. In pursuit of a self-consistent model that simultaneously describes shock structure and particle acceleration in shocks of arbitrary obliquity, a Monte Carlo simulation developed for parallel shocks is generalized to address oblique geometries. Attention is given to initial results concerning the ways in which injection and acceleration efficiency varies with obliquity and Mach number.