Accession Number:

ADA023063

Title:

Formation of Fast Electron Tails in Type II Solar Bursts.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

It is shown that low frequency turbulence, due to the modified two-stream instability excited in the front of a collisionless shock, can accelerate electrons to very large energies in the shock wake. This mechanism can produce nonthermal tails of the sort required to explain Type II solar bursts, contrary to previous conclusions.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE