Propagation of a monoenergetic electron beam in the solar corona

Mel'nik, V.N., Lapshin, V. and Kontar, E.P. (1999) Propagation of a monoenergetic electron beam in the solar corona. Solar Physics, 184(2), pp. 353-362. (doi: 10.1023/A:1005191910544)

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The dynamics of an electron beam is considered when the initial electron distribution is localized in a space region. Analysis is conducted for the parameters of the beam and plasma that give radio emission. We demonstrate both numerically and analytically that beam electrons propagate as a beam-plasma structure at large distances. The speed of the beam-plasma structure is equal to half of the maximum velocity of the electrons involved in this structure. The structure conserves the shape of the initial spatial distribution of electrons. A plateau with a constant maximum velocity is formed at the electron distribution function in each spatial point.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kontar, Professor Eduard
Authors: Mel'nik, V.N., Lapshin, V., and Kontar, E.P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Solar Physics

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