Title

Evidence for a Dominant Component of Solar-Energetic-Particle (SEP) Helium and Neon in a Suite of Interplanetary Dust Particles

Document Type

Conference Abstract

Publication Date

3-16-1999

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

Most of the 12 IDPs analyzed in this study are surprisingly rich in SEP gases, unaccompanied by a significant component due to solar-wind irradiation. Estimates of the SEP/SW fluence ratio from these data are 10–3 to 10–4.