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[PEM16-23] Calibration of ion species determination on LEPi onboard the Arase satellite
Keywords:Arase, low-energy ion, TOF, observation
In TOF analysis, the velocity of the incoming ion is identified by measuring the elapsed time between two signals (START and STOP signals). For the START signal, secondary electrons released at the passage of incoming particles through the ultar-thin carbon foil are used. The incoming particle itself is used for the STOP signal. Because of the usage of the foil, the measured TOF time contains several uncertainty factors, such as energy loss and angular struggling of the incoming ions at the passage of the foil. flight time of the secondary electrons, etc. Therefore the measured TOF profiles overlapped between different species.
In order to distinguish the species, we have estimated an analytical function which reproduces the TOF profile for each species by a fitting analysis. This will be used for calculating the physical quantities from the observed count data.