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Spatio-temporal energy partitioning in a non-thermally dominated two-loop solar flare View all abstracts by submitter

Galina Motorina   Submitted: 2020-01-08 04:29

Solar flares show remarkable variety of the energy partitioning between thermal and nonthermal components. Those with a prominent nonthermal component but only a modest thermal one are particularly well suited to study the direct effect of the nonthermal electrons on plasma heating. Here, we analyze such a well observed, impulsive single-spike nonthermal event, a SOL2013-11-05T035054 solar flare, where the plasma heating can be entirely attributed to the energy losses of these impulsively accelerated electrons. Evolution of the energy budget of thermal and nonthermal components during the flare is analysed using X-ray, microwave, and EUV observations and three-dimensional modeling. The results suggest that (i) the flare geometry is consistent with a two-loop morphology and the magnetic energy is likely released due to interaction between these two loops; (ii) the released magnetic energy converted to the nonthermal energy of accelerated electrons only, which is subsequently converted to the thermal energy of the plasma; (iii) the energy is partitioned in these two flaring loops in comparable amounts; (iv) one of these flaring loops remained relatively tenuous but rather hot, while the other remained relatively cool but denser than the first one. Therefore, this solar flare demonstrates an extreme efficiency of conversion of the free magnetic energy to the nonthermal energy of particle acceleration and the energy flow into two loops from the non-thermal to thermal one with a negligible direct heating.

Authors: Galina G. Motorina, Gregory D. Fleishman, Eduard P. Kontar
Projects: None

Publication Status: Accepted for publication in ApJ
Last Modified: 2020-01-08 13:14
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