Aug 1, 2020

Measurement of magnetic field and relativistic electrons along a solar flare current sheet

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Observations of the X8.2 solar flare, which happened on 2017 September 10, could spatially resolve the distribution of the energetic electrons along the reconnection current sheet. More than 99% of them are concentrated at the bottom of the current sheet, not at the reconnection X point.

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