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MAST: a mass spectrometer telescope for studies of the isotopic composition of solar, anomalous, and galactic cosmic ray nuclei

Cook, W. R. and Cummings, A. C. and Cummings, J. R. and Garrard, T. L. and Kecman, B. and Mewaldt, R. A. and Selesnick, R. S. and Stone, E. C. and von Rosenvinge, T. T. (1993) MAST: a mass spectrometer telescope for studies of the isotopic composition of solar, anomalous, and galactic cosmic ray nuclei. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 31 (3). pp. 557-564. ISSN 0196-2892. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140307-151617567

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Abstract

The mass spectrometer telescope (MAST) on SAMPEX (Solar, Anomalous, and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer) is designed to provide high-resolution measurements of the isotopic composition of energetic nuclei from He to Ni (Z=2 to 28) over the energy range from ~10 to several hundred MeV/nucleon. During large solar flares MAST will measure the isotopic abundances of solar energetic particles to determine directly the composition of the solar corona, while during solar quiet times MAST will study the isotopic composition of galactic cosmic rays. In addition, MAST will measure the isotopic composition of both interplanetary and trapped fluxes of anomalous cosmic rays, believed to be a sample of the nearby interstellar medium.


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Additional Information:© 1993 IEEE. Manuscript received August 3, 1992; revised January 21, 1993. This work was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Contract NAS5-30704 and Grant NAGW-1919. Significant contributions to the implementation of the MAST experiment were made by H. Marshall and T. Harrington of MDH Ind.; D. Snyder and G. Takahashi of Ball Brothers Western Laboratories; D. Aalami of Space Instruments Inc.; N. Preketes of Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Applied Sciences Division; H. Crawford and the Bevalac staff at LBL; D. Mabry, S. Hansel, and K. Crawford of the Aerospace Corporation; W. Davis, G. Cooper, J. Kellogg, and H. Trexel of Goddard Space Flight Center; and W. Althouse, B. Gauld, K. Hargreaves, R. Vogt, and D. Williams of Caltech.
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Official Citation:Cook, W.R.; Cummings, A. C.; Cummings, J.R.; Garrard, T. L.; Kecman, B.; Mewaldt, R. A.; Selesnick, R. S.; Stone, E.C.; Von Rosenvinge, T. T., "MAST: a mass spectrometer telescope for studies of the isotopic composition of solar, anomalous, and galactic cosmic ray nuclei," Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on , vol.31, no.3, pp.557,564, May 1993 doi: 10.1109/36.225522 URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=225522&isnumber=5882
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