Solar Physics

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 50–54 | Cite as

The O VI emission from the sun

  • Ben-Zion Kozlovsky
  • Harold Zirin


The ionization equilibrium of oxygen is calculated for various temperatures. A peculiarity in the dielectronic recombination leads to a considerable fraction of Ovi in the corona. Thus, the Ovi lines may be emitted from the corona rather than the transition region.


Oxygen Recombination Transition Region Considerable Fraction Ionization Equilibrium 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben-Zion Kozlovsky
    • 1
  • Harold Zirin
    • 2
  1. 1.Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, California Institute of TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Institute of WashingtonUSA

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