Energy vs. Energy Loss Diagram for Solar Energetic Particles
For one full day after the strong solar flare on Nov 6, 1997, all particles detected in the "High Resolution" Fan of SEPICA have been accumulated into a matrix according to their energy loss in the proportional counter and the energy as measured in the solid state detectors. Because the energy loss depends on the nuclear charge of the incoming ion, each element is found on a separate track in the plot. H has been cut off because of its overwhelming abundance. Seen are tracks for He, C, O, Ne, Mg, Si and Fe.
Energy Variation of Iron Charge States During the November 7 - 9 Energetic Particle Event