Ion energy storage for post-flare loops
- Hudson, H. S.
- Aug 1, 1985.
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- Low-energy non-thermal protons may have long lifetimes in coronal loops with low density and high temperature. If energy were stored in such protons in the initial phases of a solar flare, it could be released slowly during the later phases. Within the present observational limits for post-flare loops, this mechanism should be considered in addition to a field-line reconnection theory of the Kopp and Pneuman type. The thin-target gamma ray emission from the trapped protons is below present limits, but more sensitive observations can test the hypothesis.
- Document ID: 19850026432.
Accession ID: 85N34745.
19th Intern. Cosmic Ray Conf - Vol. 4; p 58-61; NASA-CP-2376-VOL-4.
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