CYlindrical GAmma-ray Monitor 



  Reconnection of magnetic fields of the moving magnetic structures at the Sun surface results in formation of current layers and generation of plasma waves. Electrons and photons are accelerated by the electrostatic fields and the plasma waves to energies of hundreds and thousands MeV. Interacting with the matter of the Sun chromosphere and photosphere the 
accelerated charged particles generate the high energy photons. 

The flux of photons with energies up to 300 MeV from the solar flare on 26.03.1991 registered by the gamma-telescope GAMMA-1 

Schematic model of the solar flare. 

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Space Research Institute,  2002- 2003


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