On determining flare beam parameters from loop-top hard x-ray sources

Fletcher, L. (1996) On determining flare beam parameters from loop-top hard x-ray sources. Astrophysical Letters and Communications, 34(1-6), pp. 151-156.

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We address the generation of loop-top impulsive hard X-ray sources in impulsive solar flares in the context of a non-thermal bremsstrahlung model, indicating the effect of parameters such as the loop density and the parameters of the non-thermal particle distribution on the form of the loop-top source. We study one observed source, and use constraints from soft X-ray observations to narrow the parameters of the non-thermal distribution, indicating how this may be useful in identifying the particle acceleration mechanism.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fletcher, Professor Lyndsay
Authors: Fletcher, L.
Subjects:Q Science > QB Astronomy
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Group:Astronomy and Astrophysics
Journal Name:Astrophysical Letters and Communications
Journal Abbr.:Astro. Lett. and Communications

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