The Solar Flare Sulphur Abundance from RESIK Observations

Дата и время публикации : 2012-03-27T07:51:34Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
J. Sylwester
B. Sylwester
K. J. H. Phillips
V. D. Kuznetsov

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Коментарии к cтатье: To be published, Astrophysical Journal. 17 pages, 5 figures
Первичная категория: astro-ph.SR

Все категории : astro-ph.SR

Краткий обзор статьи: The RESIK instrument on {em CORONAS-F} spacecraft observed several sulphur X-ray lines in three of its four channels covering the wavelength range 3.8-6.1 AA during solar flares. The fluxes are analyzed to give the sulphur abundance. Data are chosen for when the instrument parameters were optimized. The measured fluxes of the ion{S}{15} $1s^2-1s4p$ ($w4$) line at 4.089 AA gives $A({rm S}) = 7.16 pm 0.17$ (abundances on a logarithmic scale with $A({rm H}) = 12$) which we consider to be the most reliable. Estimates from other lines range from 7.13 to 7.24. The preferred S abundance estimate is very close to recent photospheric abundance estimates and to quiet-Sun solar wind and meteoritic abundances. This implies no fractionation of sulphur by processes tending to enhance the coronal abundance from the photospheric that depend on the first ionization potential (FIP), or that sulphur, though its FIP has an intermediate value of 10.36 eV, acts like a "high-FIP" element.

Category: Physics