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  • Main Title Lunar surface outgassing and alpha particle measurements


  • Author: Lawson, S. L. (Stefanie L.)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Feldman, W. C. (William C.)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Lawrence, David J. (David Jeffery),
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Moore, K. R. (Kurt R.)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Elphic, R. C. (Richard C.)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Maurice, S. (Sylvestre)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Belian, Richard D.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Binder, Alan B.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2002-01-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The Lunar Prospector Alpha Particle Spectrometer (LP APS) searched for lunar surface gas release events and mapped their distribution by detecting alpha particle?; produced by the decay of gaseous radon-222 (5.5 MeV, 3.8 day half-life), solid polonium-2 18 (6.0 MeV, 3 minute half-life), and solid polonium-210 (5.3 MeV, 138 day half-life, but held up in production by the 21 year half-life of lead-210). These three nuclides are radioactive daughters from the decay of uranium-238.
  • Physical Description: 1 p. ;


  • Keyword: Isotopes
  • Keyword: Spectrometers
  • Keyword: Decay
  • Keyword: Exploration
  • Keyword: Radon 222
  • STI Subject Categories: 79 Astrophysics, Cosmology And Astronomy
  • Keyword: Half-Life
  • Keyword: Lead 210
  • Keyword: Moon
  • Keyword: Polonium 210
  • Keyword: Production
  • Keyword: Degassing
  • Keyword: Uranium 238
  • Keyword: Distribution
  • Keyword: Alpha Particles


  • Conference: Submitted to: The moon beyond 2002: next steps in lunar science and exploration. Taos, NM September 12-14, 2002. Conference sponsored by LANL.


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: LA-UR-02-5390
  • Grant Number: none
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 976310
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc934215