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Analysis of intermittency in submillimeter radio and Hard X-Rays during the impulsive phase of a solar flare View all abstracts by submitter

C. Guillermo Giménez de Castro   Submitted: 2016-05-25 22:28

We present an analysis of intermittent processes occurred during the impulsive phase of the flare SOL2012-03-13, using hard X-rays and submillimeter radio data. Intermittency is a key characteristic in turbulent plasmas and have been a analyzed recently for Hard X-rays data only. Since in a typical flare the same accelerated electron population is believed to produce both Hard X-rays and gyrosynchrotron, we compare both time profiles searching for intermittency signatures. For that we define a cross-wavelet power spectrum, that is used to obtain the Local Intermittency Measure or LIM. When greater than 3, the square LIM coefficients indicate a local intermittent process. The LIM2 coefficient distribution in time and scale helps to identify avalanche or cascade energy release processes. We find two different and well separated intermittent behaviors in the submillimeter data: for scales greater than 20 s, a broad distribution during the rising and maximum phases of the emission seems to favor a cascade process; for scales below 1 s, short pulses centered on the peak time, are representative of avalanches. When applying the same analysis to Hard X-rays, we find only the scales above 10 s producing a distribution related to a cascade energy fragmentation. Our results suggest that different acceleration mechanisms are responsible for tens of keV and MeV energy ranges of electrons.

Authors: C.G. Giménez de Castro, P.J.A. Simões, J.-P. Raulin, O.M. Guimarães Jr.
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Publication Status: Accepted for publication , under editorial revision
Last Modified: 2016-05-27 12:34
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