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Compact Dual Ion Composition Instrument


A relatively compact dual ion composition instrument and associated methodology for measuring plasma and ion populations in a variety of interplanetary and planetary environments. The unitary device can measure mass and ionic charge state compositions and 3D velocity distributions of 10 eV/q to 40 keV/q plasma and pick-up ions; and (2) mass composition, energy spectra and angular distributions of 30 keV to 10 MeV energetic ions. 

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Mihir I. Desai; Keiichi Ogasawara; David J. McComas; Stefano Livi