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Title:
Implications of high-energy neutron observations from solar flares
Authors:
Ramaty, R.; Murphy, R. J.; Kozlovsky, B.; Lingenfelter, R. E.
Affiliation:
AA(NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, Greenbelt, MD), AB(NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, Greenbelt; Maryland, University, College Park, MD), AC(Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; Maryland, University, College Park, MD), AD(California, University, La Jolla, CA)
Publication:
Astrophysical Journal, Part 2 - Letters to the Editor (ISSN 0004-637X), vol. 273, Oct. 1, 1983, p. L41-L45. NASA-NSF-supported research. (ApJL Homepage)
Publication Date:
10/1983
Category:
Solar Physics
Origin:
STI
NASA/STI Keywords:
Gamma Ray Spectra, High Energy Interactions, Neutron Flux Density, Particle Acceleration, Solar Corpuscular Radiation, Solar Flares, Solar Neutrons, Energetic Particles, Energy Spectra, Particle Production, Relativistic Electron Beams, Solar Protons, Solar Spectra
DOI:
10.1086/184126
Bibliographic Code:
1983ApJ...273L..41R

Abstract

The time-dependent flux of high-energy neutrons discovered from the solar flare of 1980 June 21 provides a new technique for determining the total number and energy spectrum of accelerated protons and nuclei at the Sun. The implications of these observations on gamma-ray emission, relativistic electron spectrum and number, proton and electron energy contents, and the location of the interaction region are also examined.

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