On the harmonic structure of solar radio spikes

G. D. Fleishman, S. G. Yastrebov

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This paper analyzes the frequency structure of the bands of electron-cyclotron maser instability. The calculations show that each term of the series describing the growth rate provides a double-peak structure, if we accept a nonthermal electron distribution with a 'two-side' loss-cone. The ratio of central frequencies is found to be non-integer in general case. We conclude that the harmonic structure of solar radio spikes observed in a number of events can be imitated by electron-cyclotron maser emission of mildly relativistic electrons with a power-law momentum distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-369
Number of pages9
JournalSolar Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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