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Charge-equilibration of Fe ions accelerated in a hot plasma

Kovaltsov, G. A. and Barghouty, A. F. and Kocharov, L. and Ostryakov, V. M. and Torsti, J. (2001) Charge-equilibration of Fe ions accelerated in a hot plasma. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 375 (3). pp. 1075-1081. ISSN 0004-6361. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20010877.

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We examine the energy-dependent rates of charge-changing processes of energetic Fe ions in the hot plasma of the solar corona. For ionization of the Fe-ion projectile in collisions with ambient protons, three different methods of estimating the corresponding ionization cross sections are presented and compared. Proton-impact ionization is found to be significant irrespective of the particular method used. Differences in the proton-impact ionization cross sections' estimates are shown to have little effect in calculating highly nonequilibrium Fe charge states during acceleration, whereas equilibrium charge states are sensitive to such differences. A parametric study of the Fe charge-equilibration comprises (i) impact of the ambient plasma density, and (ii) the energy dependence impact of the acceleration rate upon the charge-energy profiles and upon the estimated values of the density x acceleration-time product. We emphasize potential importance of careful measurements of charge-energy profiles along with ion energy spectra for determining the energy dependence of ion acceleration time and the energy dependence of the leaky-box escape time.

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Additional Information:© 2001 ESO. Article published by EDP Sciences. Received 6 April 2001; Accepted 15 June 2001; Published online 15 September 2001. We thank the Academy of Finland for the financial support. G. K. was supported by the Russian Basic Research Foundation under the grant RFFI-00-02-17031. A. F. B.'s work is supported by the US National Science Foundation grant No. 9810653, and by NASA-JOVE grant No. NAG8-1208 and Nos. NAS5-30704 and NAG5-6912 at Caltech.
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Russian Foundation for Basic ResearchRFFI-00-02-17031
Subject Keywords:acceleration of particles - atomic processes - Sun: particle emission
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Official Citation:Charge-equilibration of Fe ions accelerated in a hot plasma. G. A. Kovaltsov, A. F. Barghouty, L. Kocharov, V. M. Ostryakov and J. Torsti. A&A, 375 3 (2001) 1075-1081. DOI:
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