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Electrostatic Transportation of Dust on the Moon

  • T. Gold
  • G. J. Williams
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 37)

Abstract

The study of detailed photography of the lunar surface makes clear that some surface transportation process has been active. Theory and laboratory experiments indicate that electrostatic effects resulting from secondary electron emission are the dominant cause of movement of small grains on the surface. The various electrostatic actions are discussed, and a host of unexpected phenomena are described that have turned up in the course of the laboratory experiments.

Keywords

Lunar Surface Electron Flux Secondary Emission Lunar Soil Secondary Electron Emission 
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References

  1. Gold, T.: 1971, Proc. 2 Lunar Sci. Conf. 3, 2675, Mit Press.ADSGoogle Scholar
  2. Laul, J. C., Morgan, J. W., Ganapathy, R., and Anders, E.: 1971, Proc. 2 Lunar Sci. Conf. 3, 1139, Mit Press.ADSGoogle Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Gold
    • 1
  • G. J. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Radiophysics and Space ResearchCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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