Formation of Fast Electron Tails in Type II Solar Bursts.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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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.