Electrostatic Transportation of Dust on the Moon
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.
KeywordsLunar Surface Electron Flux Secondary Emission Lunar Soil Secondary Electron Emission
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