Reconnection and Collapsing Traps in Solar Flares

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 341)


The super-hot turbulent-current layer (SHTCL) model fits well for solar flares with different properties: impulsive and gradual, compact and large-scale, thermal and non-thermal. Reconnection in SHTCLs creates collapsing magnetic traps. In this Chapter, we discuss the possibility that coronal HXR emission is generated as bremsstrahlung of the fast electrons accelerated in the collapsing traps due to joint action of the Fermi-type first-order mechanism and betatron acceleration.


Shock Front Magnetic Trap Current Layer Shock Speed Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager 


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