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Title: Charge States of Low Energy Cosmic Rays in the Skylab Experiment
Authors: Durgaprasad, N
Venkatavaradan, V S
Sarkar, S
Biswas, S
Issue Date: Oct-1979
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Energy spectra of C, N, O, Ne, Mg+Si and Ca-Fe ions are studied in the energy region of 8-100 MeV/amu after having them recorded in a plastic (Lexan) detector stack exposed to low energy cosmic rays in the Skylab IV mission for a period of 73 days during a solar quiet period of 1973-74. Thesespectraof N, O and Ne ions have shown a maximum of about 12-16MeV/amu indicating the presence of N+4, O+4, Ne+5 ions in the low energy region. The Mg+Si spectra indicate a different behaviour. The Ca-Fe spectra also show enhancement. The average flux of oxygen group particles is somewhat consistent with the interplanetary anomalous component observed in IMP and Pioneer missions. It is suggested that this anomalous component particles are responsible for the origin of Skylab particles. Models for the origin of these particles are briefly discussed.
Page(s): 222-225
ISSN: 0975-105X (Online); 0367-8393 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJRSP Vol.08(5&6) [October & December 1979]

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