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Instrument: STICS : SupraThermal Ion Composition Spectrometer
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The SupraThermal Ion Composition Spectrometer (STICS), part of the SMS Package
on WIND is designed to measure the mass and mass/charge of suprathermal ions.
It is similar to SWICS in that it employs electrostatic deflection,
time-of-flight and residual energy measurements. The electrostatic deflection
system covers a range of 6 to 223 keV/e in 30 logarithmic steps (1 step per
rotation of the spacecraft). An ion experiences no post acceleration prior to
entering the time-of-flight chamber. The ion?s time- of-flight (TOF) is
calculated from start and stop pulses created by the collection of scattered
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