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SAMPEX Measurements of Heavy Ions Trapped in the Magnetosphere

Cummings, J. R. and Cummings, A. C. and Mewaldt, R. A. and Selesnick, R. S. and Stone, E. C. and von Rosenvinge, T. T. and Blake, J. B. (1993) SAMPEX Measurements of Heavy Ions Trapped in the Magnetosphere. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 40 (6). pp. 1458-1462. ISSN 0018-9499. doi:10.1109/23.273518.

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New observations of >15 MeV/nuc trapped heavy ions with Z 2 2 have been made by the SAMPEX spacecraft in low polar orbit. The composition of these ions, which are located primarily around L = 2, is dominated by He, N, O, and Ne. The N, O, and Ne ions are apparently trapped "anomalous cosmic rays," while the origin of the trapped He flux is presently uncertain. These ions can affect the rate of single-event upsets (SEUs) in spacecraft hardware.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1993 IEEE. This work was supported by NASA under contract NAS5-30704 and grant NAGW-1919 at the California Institute of Technology and under NASA Cooperative Agreement 26979B at The Aerospace Corporation.
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