Laboratory Corroboration of the Pioneer Venus Gas Chromatograph Analyses

@article{Oyama1979LaboratoryCO,
  title={Laboratory Corroboration of the Pioneer Venus Gas Chromatograph Analyses},
  author={Vance I. Oyama and Glenn C. Carle and Fritz H. Woeller and James B. Pollack},
  journal={Science},
  year={1979},
  volume={205},
  pages={52 - 54}
}
Laboratory simulation and tests of the inlet sampling system and columns of the Pioneer Venus gas chromatograph show that the sensitivity to argon is not diminished after the column regeneration step, argon isotopes are not separated, oxygen and sulfur dioxide are not produced in the inlet sampling system from sulfur trioxide, and sulfur trioxide is not formed from sulfur dioxide and oxygen. Comparisons of the volatile inventory of Venus and Earth imply similar efficiencies of early outgassing… 
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