CESRA Workshop 2019

July 8th - 12th, 2019

Telegrafenberg, Potsdam, Germany


From electron acceleration by reconnection to radio wave generation

Jörg Büchner, MPS Göttingen and Berlin Institute of Technology

One of the hypotheses about radio wave generation in the solar corona is the electron acceleration by magnetic reconnection. By means of PIC code simulations we recently derived the energy spectrum and velocity space distribution of electrons accelerated by 3D magnetic reconnection for conditions typical for the flaring solar coronal plasma. We further discuss the consequences of parametrized, accordingly, electron distibution functions for possible plasma and cyclotron emissions.