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On the Differences in Composition between Solar Energetic Particles and Solar Wind

Mewaldt, R. A. and Cohen, C. M. S. and Mason, G. M. and Cummings, A. C. and Desai, M. I. and Leske, R. A. and Raines, J. and Stone, E. C. and Wiedenbeck, M. E. and von Rosenvinge, T. T. and Zurbuchen, T. H. (2007) On the Differences in Composition between Solar Energetic Particles and Solar Wind. Space Science Reviews, 130 (1-4). pp. 207-219. ISSN 0038-6308. doi:10.1007/s11214-007-9187-1.

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Although the average composition of solar energetic particles (SEPs) and the bulk solar wind are similar in a number of ways, there are key differences which imply that solar wind is not the principal seed population for SEPs accelerated by coronal mass ejection (CME) driven shocks. This paper reviews these composition differences and considers the composition of other possible seed populations, including coronal material, impulsive flare material, and interplanetary CME material.

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Mason, G. M.0000-0003-2169-9618
Cummings, A. C.0000-0002-3840-7696
Desai, M. I.0000-0002-7318-6008
Leske, R. A.0000-0002-0156-2414
Stone, E. C.0000-0002-2010-5462
Wiedenbeck, M. E.0000-0002-2825-3128
Additional Information:© 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. Received: 5 February 2007; accepted: 4 April 2007; published online: 26 May 2007. We are grateful to the local organizing committee at ISSI for their contributions to a very successful and enjoyable Symposium. This work was supported by NASA under grants NNG04GB55G, NNG04088G, and NAG5-12929.
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
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Subject Keywords:Sun: particle emission - Sun: solar wind - Sun: coronal mass ejections (CMEs); Sun: abundances; Sun: flares; Acceleration of particles
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Official Citation:Mewaldt, R.A., Cohen, C.M.S., Mason, G.M. et al. Space Sci Rev (2007) 130: 207.
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