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Impact of Magnetic Environment on the Generation of High-Energy Neutrons at the Sun

  • Authors: Kocharov, L. G.; Torsti, J.; Tang, F.; Zirin, H.; Kovaltsov, G. A.; Usoskin, I. G.
  • Publication: Solar Physics, v. 172, Issue 1/2, p. 271-278, 1997
  • Theoretical study / Statistical study
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  • Abstract: This paper demonstrates the important interplanetary manifestation of strongly tilted magnetic fields at the flare site. We start with analysis of Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) observations of magnetic structures at sites of two flares responsible for >100 MeV neutron events. Based on these observations, a model of neutron production is considered. This model takes into account the observed large tilt of magnetic field lines at footpoints of flare magnetic loops. Results of the new calculations are compared with both previous calculations and observations. The tilt of magnetic field lines at the flare site is proved to be the most important parameter limiting anisotropy of high-energy secondary emission in solar flares.

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