Updated calculations of the ionization equilibrium for the non-Maxwellian electron n-distributions in solar flares
The assumption of an equilibrium (Maxwellian) distribution of electron energies cannot explain observed high intensities of the Si XIId satellite lines relative to the Si XIII allowed lines during the flares. However, the presence of n-distribution with a higher and narrower shape than the Maxwellian one is able to explain this behavior. We calculated the ionization equilibrium for the non-thermal n-distributions using the latest atomic data for each element up to the proton number of 30. Significant changes in the shape and maxima of the ion abundance peak occur and can strongly influence the temperature diagnostics.