Lecturer: Dr. Manabu Shimoyama (Nagoya)
Date: 2014-06-10 10:00
Place: Aniara

Measurement of suprathermal electrons in the ionosphere

Dr. Manabu Shimoyama
Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Environment Division
Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory
Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, JAPAN

Suprathermal electrons play an important role in energy budget in the ionosphere through elastic and inelastic collisions with other particles. However, measurement of suprathermal electrons have been thought to be difficult due to some problems and technical difficulties. We have developed an instrument to measure electron energy distribution function in the range from thermal to suprathermal energy. In this talk, I will show the detail principle of our instrument and some observational results as well as a brief review of measurement techniques of low-energy (thermal) electrons.

Created 2014-06-02 12:49:02 by Mats Holmström
Last changed 2014-06-05 14:19:50 by Mats Holmström