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Session 1 - Chromosphere, Corona, Flares.
Display session, Friday, June 27
Ballroom B, Chair: Charles Kankelborg

[1.65] Transport of Low Energy Neutrons in the Solar Atmosphere

C. A. Young (UNH), J. M. Ryan (UNH)

Modeling of the 2.2 MeV gamma-ray line in solar flares requires the use of Monte Carlo methods due to the complex nuclear interations of high energy neutrons with the ambient solar material. However, recent observations of solar flares suggest a 2.2 line produced by lower energy neutrons. These low energy neutrons may be a by-product of low energy protons in the solar atmosphere. Neutron transport of lower energy neutrons can be calculated using analytical methods. We present a rigorous solution of the Boltzman equation describing neutron transport in the solar atmosphere.

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