Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 147–150

X-ray studies of flaring plasma


DOI: 10.1007/s12036-008-0017-y

Cite this article as:
Sylwester, B., Sylwester, J. & Phillips, K.J.H. J Astrophys Astron (2008) 29: 147. doi:10.1007/s12036-008-0017-y


We present some methods of X-ray data analysis employed in our laboratory for deducing the physical parameters of flaring plasma. For example, we have used a flare well observed with Polish instrument RESIK aboard Russian CORONAS-F satellite. Based on a careful instrument calibration, the absolute fluxes in a number of individual spectral lines have been obtained. The analysis of these lines allows us to follow the evolution of important thermodynamic parameters characterizing the emitting plasma throughout this flare evolution.

Key words

SunflaresX-raysspectroscopic plasma diagnostic

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Sylwester
    • 1
  • J. Sylwester
    • 1
  • K. J. H. Phillips
    • 2
  1. 1.Space Research CenterPolish Academy of SciencesWroclawPoland
  2. 2.Mullard Space Science LaboratoryHolmbury St. MaryDorkingUK