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Charged particles' acceleration through Reconnecting Current Sheets in Solar Flares
 

Summary: Charged particles' acceleration through
Reconnecting Current Sheets in Solar Flares
C. Gontikakis1
, C. Efthymiopoulos1
and A. Anastasiadis2
1
Academy of Athens Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics
Soranou Efessiou 4, GR-11527 Athens, Greece. cgontik@academyofathens.gr,
cefthim@academyofathens.gr
2
National Observatory of Athens, Institute for Space Applications and Remote
Sensing GR-15236, Penteli, Greece anastasi@space.noa.gr
Summary. This study focuses on charged particles' acceleration in Reconnecting
Current Sheets (RCS) taking place during solar flares. A Harris type topology was
used to describe the electric and magnetic field of reconnecting current sheets. The
use of a Hamiltonian formalism provided analytical laws describing the motion of
the particles. Numerical simulations of a thermal distribution of particles interact-
ing with single or multiple current sheets are presented. The final kinetic energy
distributions after an interaction with a single current sheet present short energy
ranges. When thermal particles interact with multiple current sheets a broad kinetic

  

Source: Anastasiadis, Anastasios - Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens

 

Collections: Physics