Accession Number:

AD0640976

Title:

TERRESTRIAL MAGNETIC FIELD EFFECTS ON AN ELECTROSTATIC ANALYZER.

Descriptive Note:

Instrumentation papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A uniform magnetic field perturbation of the 1r coulomb field between the plates of a spherical quadrant electrostatic analyzer was calculated using action-angle variables. The effect of the uniform earths magnetic field on the electrostatic analyzer flown on satellite 1963-25 beta was shown to be negligible for particle energies above 10 keV. For electron energies below 1 keV, the perturbation of the electron trajectories would not be negligible for analyzer plates with a mean radius of 5 cm. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE