# Bibliography

 Van Allen Probes Bibliography is from August 2012 through September 2021 Notice: Clicking on the DOI link will open a new window with the original bibliographic entry from the publisher. Clicking on a single author will show all publications by the selected author. Clicking on a single keyword, will show all publications by the selected keyword.

Electron Acceleration in the Heart of the Van Allen Radiation Belts

 Author Reeves, G.; Spence, H.; Henderson, M.; Morley, S.; Friedel, R.; Funsten, H.; Baker, D.; Kanekal, S.; Blake, J.; Fennell, J.; Claudepierre, S.; Thorne, R.; Turner, D.; Kletzing, C.; Kurth, W.; Larsen, B.; Niehof, J.; Keywords Van Allen Probes Abstract The Van Allen radiation belts contain ultrarelativistic electrons trapped in Earth\textquoterights magnetic field. Since their discovery in 1958, a fundamental unanswered question has been how electrons can be accelerated to such high energies. Two classes of processes have been proposed: transport and acceleration of electrons from a source population located outside the radiation belts (radial acceleration) or acceleration of lower-energy electrons to relativistic energies in situ in the heart of the radiation belts (local acceleration). We report measurements from NASA\textquoterights Van Allen Radiation Belt Storm Probes that clearly distinguish between the two types of acceleration. The observed radial profiles of phase space density are characteristic of local acceleration in the heart of the radiation belts and are inconsistent with a predominantly radial acceleration process. Year of Publication 2013 Journal Science Volume 341 Number of Pages 991-994 Section Date Published 07/2013 ISBN URL http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/doi/10.1126/science.1237743 DOI 10.1126/science.1237743