Ion Mass Spectrometry of the Lower Ionosphere.
Final scientific rept. 1 May 67-31 Dec 71,
UNIVERSITY COLL LONDON (ENGLAND) MULLARD SPACE SCIENCE LAB
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A short pathlength radio frequency ion mass spectrometer was developed for rocket measurements in the D-and lower-E regions of the ionosphere without the interposition of a shock between plasma and spectrometer. Design and operation are discussed. Ions of mass 16 or - 1, 18 or - 1, 21 or - 2, 28 or - 2, 36 or - 3 and 55 or - 5 were detected on the ascent and descent between 90 and 120 km. The tentative ion identifications are O, H3O, Na, or Mg, NO, K and Fe. Modified author abstract
- Atmospheric Physics
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy