Corpus ID: 8695949

Particle acceleration and entropy considerations

  title={Particle acceleration and entropy considerations},
  author={J. Brown and G. Beekman and N. Gray and A. L. Mackinnon},
  • J. Brown, G. Beekman, +1 author A. L. Mackinnon
  • Published 1995
  • Physics
  • Possible entropy constraints on particle acceleration spectra are discussed. Solar flare models invoke a variety of initial distributions of the primary energy release over the particles of the flare plasma -- ie., the partition of the energy between thermal and nonthermal components. It is suggested that, while this partition can take any value as far as energy is concerned, the entropy of a particle distribution may provide a useful measure of the likelihood of its being produced for a… CONTINUE READING