Microshutters for space physics time of flight applications
Paper i proceeding, 2010

In present time-of-flight (TOF) mass and energy spectrometers in experimental space plasma physics applications, the resolution is limited by the fact that the particle to be measured loses part of its energy in the generation of the start pulse. To improve the resolution, a fast micromechanical shutter system to generate the start signal has been developed. The microshutter is included in the PRIMA (PRIsma Mass Analyzer) ion detector on-board the Swedish PRISMA mission, which will be launched into low Earth orbit on June 15, 2010.

Shutter

time-of-flight

MEMS

Författare

Klas Brinkfelt

Peter Enoksson

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Elektronikmaterial och system

B Front

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2)

Martin Wieser

M Emanuelsson

Stas Barabash

21st Micromechanics and Micro systems Europe workshop, 26-29 September 2010, Enschede, The Netherlands

140-143

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Fysik

Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi

Elektroteknik och elektronik

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