Medium Energy Ion Mass Spectrometer Capable of Measurements of Three-Dimensional Distribution Functions in Space

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We have developed a new energy/mass spectrometer for medium energy range (10-200 keV/q) ion measurements in the Earth's magnetosphere and interplanetary space. The wide field-of-view ( ~360deg fan) enables acquisition of 3-D distribution functions for all the major ions, by utilizing spacecraft spin motions. The g-factor is much larger than the previous ion… (More)

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@article{Kasahara2008MediumEI, title={Medium Energy Ion Mass Spectrometer Capable of Measurements of Three-Dimensional Distribution Functions in Space}, author={S. M. S. Kasahara and Kazushi Asamura and K Ogasawara and Tadaoki Mitani and Masafumi Hirahara and Takeshi Takashima and Y. Saito and T. Mukai}, journal={IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science}, year={2008}, volume={36}, pages={841-847} }