Solar flare neutron spectra and accelerated ion pitch-angle scattering

Richard E. Lingenfelter, Xin Min Hua, Benzion Kozlovsky, Reuven Ramaty

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We have included accelerated ion pitch angle scattering and magnetic mirroring in our Monte Carlo programs for neutron production in solar flare magnetic loops, and we have thoroughly updated the neutron production kinematics and cross sections used in these programs. We are now making new calculations to explore the effects of flare-accelerated ion pitch angle scattering on the angular and temporal dependence of the escaping neutron spectra. These calculated spectra can be directly compared with the new direct measurements by COMPTEL of the time dependent spectra of flare neutrons to determine both the energy spectrum and the effective pitch angle scattering of the accelerated ions in the flares.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompton Gamma-Ray Observatory
EditorsNeil Gehrels, Michael W. Friedlander, Daryl J. Macomb
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)1563961040
StatePublished - 1993
EventCompton Symposium - St. Louis, United States
Duration: 15 Oct 199217 Oct 1992

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceCompton Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Louis


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