Il Nuovo Cimento (1955-1965)

, Volume 8, Supplement 2, pp 188–196

The production of high energy particles in solar flares

  • P. A. Sweet
Solar and Geomagnetic Effects on Cosmic Rays Section A: Solar flare effects

DOI: 10.1007/BF02962520

Cite this article as:
Sweet, P.A. Nuovo Cim (1958) 8(Suppl 2): 188. doi:10.1007/BF02962520


A neutral point theory of solar flares might be tenable if sunspots were formed from flux tubes protruding through the photosphere. Such a mechanism is consistent with the point-like nature of a flare at its onset, but does not satisfactorily explain the positions of flares relative to the components of the spot group.

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© Società Italiana di Fisica 1958

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Sweet
    • 1
  1. 1.University of London ObservatoryLondon

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