Particle acceleration and transport in reconnecting plasmas

Fletcher, L. and Petkaki, P. (1997) Particle acceleration and transport in reconnecting plasmas. Solar Physics, 172(1-2), pp. 267-270. (doi:10.1023/A:1004992228306)

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We model the behaviour of particles in and around X-type magnetic configurations, a possible solar flare reconnection geometry. Particles are accelerated by a time-varying electric field close to the neutral point, and followed by integrating the equations of motion. When their motion becomes adiabatic a stochastic simulation is used to model their further transport in a collisional magnetised medium.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fletcher, Professor Lyndsay
Authors: Fletcher, L., and Petkaki, P.
Subjects:Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Group:Astronomy and Astrophysics
Journal Name:Solar Physics
Publisher:Springer Verlag
ISSN (Online):1573-093X

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