Proton Irradiation Experiments: DRIFTS Spectra of Apollo 17 soil 78421 and a Fused Silica Reference
Hydroxylation by solar wind proton has been simulated in our laboratory at NASA GSFC on Apollo 17 lunar soil 78421, a very mature soil that is rich with agglutinates (68%). A 2 keV H2+ ion beam was used to simulate proton implantation on 78421 and on a crushed fused silica control sample. For these experiments, the changes in the SiOH (hydroxyl) stretching band near 3 microns induced by proton implantation were monitored using diffuse reflectance FTIR spectroscopy.
How to cite this dataset:
McLain, J. L., 2021. Proton Irradiation Experiments: DRIFTS Spectra of Apollo 17 soil 78421 and a Fused Silica Reference , Version 1.0. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). https://doi.org/10.26022/IEDA/111825.
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McLain, J. L., Loeffler, M. J., Honniball, C. M., Farrell, W. M., Keller, J. W., Hudson, R. 2021. Hydroxylation of Apollo 17 Soil Sample 78421 by Solar Wind Protons. JGR Planets (accepted)
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infrared spectra, DRIFTS proton implantation, hydroxyl formation, Apollo sample 78421, fused silica
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