Calcium-to-Argon and Nickel-to-Argon Abundance Ratios as Tracers of the Source Region of Postflare Loop System Material
Intensities of abundance diagnostic lines of Ca XV, Ca XVI, Ni XVII, Ar XIII, and Ar XV have been derived for a classic flare loop system observed during the Skylab mission. These have been used to test for photospheric or coronal origin of the flare loop material. The resulting FIP-bias factors are between 1.7 and 4.6 with a majority of the values around 4.5 indicating a source with material modified by the FIP effect. The loop system bias factors are similar to those observed in a sample of Skylab prominences, suggesting that the disrupted mass of the preflare embedded filament provided the loop system material.