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[PPS10-04] Detection of CME components of solar wind noble gas from DOS sample of Genesis
Keywords:Genesis, Solar wind, Noble gas, CME, SNMS, Depth profile
Recently, Laser ionization mass nanoscope (LIMAS) was developed to measure depth profiles for noble gases (Bajo et al., 2015).
LIMAS is a type of the secondary neutral mass spectrometer with strong-field photoionization (Laser power density: ∼1020 W m-2). LIMAS consists of a Ga liquid metal ion source and an aberration corrector for sputtering of nanometer scale area on samples, a femtosecond laser for tunneling-ionization of the sputtered neutrals, and a multi-turn time-of-flight mass spectrometer (MULTUM II) for isotope analysis (Ebata et al., 2012; Bajo et al., 2015).
Bajo et al. (2015) carried out depth profiling in the Genesis sample by using LIMAS. However, the 4He concentration of sample deeper than 120 nm from the surface, corresponding to the implanted depth of CME particles, was equivalent to the residual He gas amount of 3 × 1018 atoms cm-3 in sample chamber of LIMAS. Therefore, the 4He depth distribution of deep area (>120 nm) in Genesis sample has not been determined. In this study, we improved the method for the high precision depth profile of SW noble gases.
Experimental procedure: A diamond-like carbon-film on silicon substrate (DOS) sample of Genesis was prepared in this study.
LIMAS was used for the measurement of depth profile of SW. A pulsed primary beam of 1.5 µm in diameter with ∼50 nA was used. The newly installed fs-laser with pulse energy was 5.6 mJ at the repetition rate of 1 kHz. Setting of the mass spectrometry of LIMAS was based on Tonotani et al. (2016). Multi-turning of 4He ions was set to 100 cycles and ion gates were used for the elimination of interfering ion such as 12C3+. To reduce residual gases in sample chamber of LIMAS, we exchanged sputter ion pumps and added getter pumps. Raster area in Genesis sample for depth profile was set to 20 × 30 µm. After depth profiling, atomic force microscope (Asylum Technology, MFP-3D-BIO-J) was used for the measurement of crater shapes.
Results and discussion: 4He background in this study was reduced to ≤4 × 1017 atoms cm–3 for DOS sample, which is one order of magnitude lower than that of Bajo et al. (2015) (i.e. 3 × 1018 atoms cm–3). As a result, Depth profile of SW He was traced to the depth of 300 nm from surface. The profile deeper than 100 nm corresponds to CME components. Moreover, depth profile for SW 20Ne was determined from the DOS sample.