Microscopic And Chemical-Analyses Of Major Impact Sites On Timeband Capture Cell Experiment Of The Eureca Spacecraft

Yano, Hajime and Collier, I. and Shrine, Nick R.G. and McDonnell, J.A.M. (1995) Microscopic And Chemical-Analyses Of Major Impact Sites On Timeband Capture Cell Experiment Of The Eureca Spacecraft. In: B1 Symposium and B1.1, B1.3 Meetings of COSPAR Scientific Commission B, at the 13th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Jul 11-21, 1994, Hamburg, Germany. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Extensive studies of over 100 impact sites on aluminium foils and mesh supports of the Timeband Capture Cell Experiment (TiCCE) on the European Retrievable Carrier (EuReCa) spacecraft were conducted with scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive X-ray spectrum analyser. Chemical elements of residues in and around the perforations and craters were examined to identify the origin of impactors. 73 % of the impacts were classified; the minimum of 15 % was due to natural particle impacts and the rest indicated high silicon presence. Possible origins of these silicon profiles were discussed. For micrometeoroid craters, the depths to diameter ratios were compared with those of meteoroid and orbital debris impacts on the Solar Maximum Mission satellite.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2009 12:24
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2014 10:36
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19142 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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