Solar Physics

, Volume 113, Issue 1–2, pp 195–201 | Cite as

Ion and relativistic electron acceleration by Alfven and whistler turbulence in solar flares

  • James A. Miller
  • Reuven Ramaty


We show that protons can be accelerated to several GeV in ≲10 s by Alfven turbulence whose energy density is greater than a few erg/cm3. We also show that electrons can be accelerated to tens of MeV on similar time scales by whistler and Alfven turbulence.


Energy Density Flare Solar Flare Relativistic Electron Similar Time 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. Miller
    • 1
    • 2
  • Reuven Ramaty
    • 1
  1. 1.Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 665GreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of PhysicsUniv. of MarylandCollege Park

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