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Solar Physics

, Volume 113, Issue 1–2, pp 203–215 | Cite as

Nuclear processes and accelerated particles in solar flares

  • R. Ramaty
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Abstract

A detailed review of nuclear processes and particle acceleration in solar flares has been completed recently (Ramaty and Murphy, 1987). Included in this review were a comprehensive discussion of the theory of gamma-ray and neutron production, as well as the results of comparisons of calculations with gamma-ray, neutron and charged-particle observations of solar flares. The implications of these comparisons on particle energy spectra, total numbers, anisotropies and electron-to-proton ratios, as well as on acceleration mechanisms and the interaction site were also discussed. In addition, elemental and isotopic abundances of the ambient gas, derived from gamma-ray observations, were compared to abundances obtained from observations of escaping accelerated particles and other sources. The present paper is a synopsis of this review

Keywords

Anisotropy Flare Energy Spectrum Solar Flare Particle Acceleration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Ramaty
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  1. 1.Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

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