Electron Beams and Instabilities During Solar Radio Emission

  1. J. H. Waite Jr.,
  2. J. L. Burch and
  3. R. L. Moore
  1. Martin V. Goldman

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM054p0229

Solar System Plasma Physics

Solar System Plasma Physics

How to Cite

Goldman, M. V. (1989) Electron Beams and Instabilities During Solar Radio Emission, in Solar System Plasma Physics (eds J. H. Waite, J. L. Burch and R. L. Moore), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM054p0229

Author Information

  1. Department of Astrophysical, Planetary and Atmospheric Sciences, Campus Box 301, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900742

Online ISBN: 9781118664315



  • Space plasmas;
  • Sun;
  • Magnetosphere;
  • Astrophysics


We summarize current theoretical ideas concerning two kinds of solar emissions: Type III bursts, and microwave spike bursts, with emphasis on the underlying Langmuir wave and cyclotron maser emission processes, and the relevant sources of free energy in the high-energy electron streams which drive them.