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Measurements of Cosmic Ray Isotopes from a Space Platform

Mewaldt, R. A. (1985) Measurements of Cosmic Ray Isotopes from a Space Platform. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Cosmic Ray and High Energy Gamma Ray Experiments for the Space Station Era : held at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 17-20 October, 1984. Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge, LA, pp. 267-274.

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Possibilities for measuring cosmic ray isotopes with 3 ≤ Z ≤ 30 from an Earth-orbiting space-platform are considered. Included are a summary of scientific objectives, a survey of current instrumentation, an examination of the effect of the geomagnetic field, and estimates of the yield of isotopes that could be realized. It is found that space platform experiments could provide a factor of ~200 improvement in yield over currently approved future experiments. To address the objectives of cosmic ray isotope studies most effectively, measurements should be made by several complementary instruments spanning the range of energies from < 0.1 to ~100 GeV/nucleon.

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Mewaldt, R. A.0000-0003-2178-9111
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Additional Information:I am grateful to Dr. M. H. Israel for helpful discussions and for providing calculations of the "geomagnetic transmission factor". I also thank Dr. E. C. Stone for instructive comments. This work was supported in by NASA under grant NGR 05-002-160.
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NASANGR 05-002-160
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