Time-Dependent Density Diagnostics of Solar Flare Plasmas Using SDO/EVE

Дата и время публикации : 2012-07-09T09:08:52Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Ryan O. Milligan
Michael B. Kennedy
Mihalis Mathioudakis
Francis P. Keenan

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Коментарии к cтатье: 6 pages, 3 figures, 1 table. Accepted to Astrophysics Journal Letters
Первичная категория: astro-ph.SR

Все категории : astro-ph.SR

Краткий обзор статьи: Temporally-resolved electron density measurements of solar flare plasmas are presented using data from the EUV Variability Experiment (EVE) onboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The EVE spectral range contains emission lines formed between 10^4-10^7 K, including transitions from highly ionized iron (>10 MK). Using three density-sensitive Fe XXI ratios, peak electron densities of 10^(11.2)-10^(12.1) cm^(-3) were found during four X-class flares. While previous measurements of densities at such high temperatures were made at only one point during a flaring event, EVE now allows the temporal evolution of these high-temperature densities to be determined at 10 s cadence. A comparison with GOES data revealed that the peak of the density time profiles for each line ratio correlated well with that of the emission measure time profile for each of the events studied.

Category: Physics