energetic solar particles
energetic solar particles[‚en·ər′jed·ik ¦sō·lər ′pärd·i·kəlz]
Electrons and atomic nuclei produced in association with solar flares, with energies mostly in the range 1-100 million electronvolts, but occasionally as high as 15 billion electronvolts. Also known as solar cosmic rays.
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