Summary: PARTICLE ACCELERATION IN SINGLE OR MULTIPLE SOLAR CURRENT SHEETS:
THE FINAL SPECTRA.
, A. Anastasiadis2
, and C. Efthymiopoulos1
Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics, Academy of Athens, Soranou Efessiou 4, 11527 Athens,
Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing, Lofos Koufos, 15236 Palea Penteli, Greece, E-mail:
Numerical simulations are presented of the acceleration
of charged particles in a single or multiple Harris-type
Reconnecting Current Sheet (RCS). We start with ther-
mal (Maxwellian) initial particle distributions at ³ ¾ ¢
½¼ K. The main goal is to understand how acceleration
in a reconnection site affects the final form of the energy
and pitch angle distributions, as well as the X-Ray spec-
tra produced on the assumption of a thick target model.