Plasma-induced sputtering of an atmosphere

@article{Johnson1994PlasmainducedSO,
  title={Plasma-induced sputtering of an atmosphere},
  author={Robert E. Johnson},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={1994},
  volume={69},
  pages={215-253}
}
Magnetospheric ions, solar wind ions, and locally produced pick-up ions can impact the atmospheres of objects in the solar system, transferring energy by collisions with atmospheric atoms and molecules. This can result in an expansion of the atmospheric corona with a fraction of the energetic atoms or molecules being lost (sputtered) from the atmosphere. The expanded corona presents a larger target to the incident plasma, which in turn enhances pick-up ion formation and collisional ejection. In… Expand
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