We present the results of charged particle orbit calculations in prescribed electric and magnetic fields motivated by magnetic reconnection models. Due to the presence of a strong guide field, the particle orbits can be calculated in the guiding centre approximation. The electromagnetic fields are chosen to resemble a reconnecting magnetic current sheet with a localised reconnection region. An initially Maxwellian distribution function in the inflow region can develop a beam-like component in the outflow region. Possible implications of these findings for acceleration scenarios in solar flares will be discussed.
- COLLISIONLESS MAGNETIC RECONNECTION
- IMPULSIVE SOLAR-FLARES
- DRIVEN MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCE
- FAST-MODE WAVES
- PROTON ACCELERATION
- FERMI ACCELERATION
- 2-RIBBON FLARES