On the importance of reverse current ohmic losses in electron-heated solar flare atmospheres
- Emslie, A. G.
- Oct 1, 1980.
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- The passage of a beam of nonthermal electrons through the flaring solar atmosphere is considered, paying particular attention to the requirement that the beam be stable to the generation of plasma turbulence. The ratio is computed of energy losses due to reverse current ohmic heating, and heating by Coulomb collisions, respectively, for the greatest flux which can pass stably through the atmosphere. It is demonstrated that this ratio is determined by the low energy cutoff of the beam, by the electron temperature of the ambient atmosphere, and by the electron to ion temperature ratio. It is also independent of the atmospheric density.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19810019492.
Accession ID: 81N28030.
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