Analytical Chemistry in Space - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080068879, 9781483157726

Analytical Chemistry in Space

1st Edition

International Series of Monographs in Analytical Chemistry

Editors: Richard E. Wainerdi
eBook ISBN: 9781483157726
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 286
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Analytical Chemistry in Space presents an analysis of the chemical constitution of space, particularly the particles in the solar wind, of the planetary atmospheres, and the surfaces of the moon and planets. Topics range from space engineering considerations to solar system atmospheres and recovered extraterrestrial materials. Mass spectroscopy in space exploration is also discussed, along with lunar and planetary surface analysis using neutron inelastic scattering. This book is comprised of seven chapters and opens with a discussion on the possibilities for exploration of the solar system by mass spectroscopy, with particular reference to analysis of compositional data on solar system objects such as the Earth and meteorites, asteroids, comets, and interplanetary dust. The reader is then introduced to the project administration, instrument design, and spacecraft integration problems that must be solved to successfully fly a space experiment. The following chapters focus on the atmospheres of the sun and planets; the use of mass spectroscopy in solar system exploration and of neutron inelastic scattering in lunar and planetary surface analysis; and extraterrestrial in situ 14 MeV neutron activation analysis. The final chapter is devoted to the advantages and applications of thermal neutron activation to the analysis of certain samples of geological interest. This monograph will be a useful resource for analytical chemists and space scientists.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Determining the Composition and History of the Solar System

Chapter 2. Space Engineering Considerations

Chapter 3. Solar System Atmospheres

Chapter 4. Mass Spectroscopy in Solar System Exploration

Chapter 5. Lunar and Planetary Surface Analysis Using Neutron Inelastic Scattering

Chapter 6. Extraterrestrial In Situ 14 MeV Neutron Activation Analysis

Chapter 7. Recovered Extraterrestrial Materials

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