Accession Number : AD0699587

Title :   RESEARCH DIRECTED TOWARD THE COMPLETE CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL ANALYSIS OF MICROMETEOROIDS AND METEORITE PARTICLES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 67-30 Sep 69,

Corporate Author : ADVANCED METALS RESEARCH CORP BURLINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Koffman,Donald M. ; Ogilvie,Robert E.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The techniques of electron microscopy and microprobe analysis have been applied to the examination of suspected micrometeoroid and meteoritic particles collected on satellite vehicles, high altitude probe rockets, or X-15 aircraft flights. A large number of particles have been counted and examined for purposes of determining their size distribution and morphology and chemical composition. Holes and tears in the nitrocellulose film, comprising the collector substrate, possibly caused by the impact of micrometeoroid particles, were also recorded according to size and shape. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEORITES, *ELECTRON MICROSCOPY), CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, PARTICLE SIZE, SPACE PROBES

Subject Categories : Astronomy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE