Whitepaper #181 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: basic research. Additional topics: solar physics.
To fully understand solar flare energy release we require flare-focused rapid cadence multi-wavelength solar imaging, with sufficient sensitivity and dynamic range to observe quasi-periodic pulsations (QPPs). This must be combined with multidisciplinary funding and initiatives that will narrow the gap between numerical models of this fundamental phenomenon and observations.