Accession Number : AD0613755

Title :   ROCKET OBSERVATIONS OF SLOW HEAVY PRIMARY NUCLEI AT KRONOGARD, SWEDEN,

Corporate Author : LUND UNIV (SWEDEN)

Personal Author(s) : Yagoda,H. ; Fukui,K. ; Holeman,E. ; Kristiansson,K. ; Lindkvist,B.

Report Date : 06 MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Small emulsion blocks recovered from a series of NikeCajun rockets launched from Kronogard, Sweden exhibit the tracks of slow heavy primary nuclei which stop by ionization in the detectors. The charge distribution of these particles, estimated from track width measurements, is consistent with a galactic origin. The kinetic energy of the particles estimated from their range resides between 60 and 570 MeV per nucleon. This preliminary experiment suggests that important information on the charge and energy spectra can be secured by exposing large areas of emulsion in geophysical sounding rockets. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, NUCLEI), (*NUCLEI, IONOSPHERE), NUCLEONS, COLLOIDS, SOLAR RADIATION, SOUNDING ROCKETS, GEOPHYSICS, DETECTION, SWEDEN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE