Whitepaper #060 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: basic research. Additional topics: ground-based missions/projects; solar physics; user-need-driven basic space weather research.
This white paper concerns outstanding questions and challenges pertinent to energy release in solar flares and solar eruptions. We demonstrate how a next-generation radio facility with many antenna elements can bring the next revolution by enabling high dynamic range, high fidelity broadband imaging spectropolarimetry with a sub-second time resolution and arcsecond-level angular resolution.