Fine Structures of Solar Radio Type III Bursts and Their Possible Relationship with Coronal Density Turbulence

  title={Fine Structures of Solar Radio Type III Bursts and Their Possible Relationship with Coronal Density Turbulence},
  author={Xingyao Chen and Eduard P. Kontar and Sijie Yu and Yihua Yan and Jing Huang and Baolin Tan},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Solar radio type III bursts are believed to be the most sensitive signatures of near-relativistic electron beam propagation in the corona. A solar radio type IIIb-III pair burst with fine frequency structures, observed by the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) with high temporal (∼10 ms) and spectral (12.5 kHz) resolutions at 30–80 MHz, is presented. The observations show that the type III burst consists of many striae, which have a frequency scale of about 0.1 MHz in both the fundamental (plasma) and… 

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  • H. Reid
  • Physics
    Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences
  • 2020
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