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The Search-coil Magnetometer for the THOR mission

Abstract : Turbulence Heating ObserveR (THOR) is the first mission ever flown in space fully dedicated to plasma turbu- lence. The search-coil magnetometer (SCM) of THOR is a triaxial dual-band antenna dedicated to measuring the magnetic field fluctuations in the frequency range [1Hz,4kHz] and [1,200]kHz. THOR/SCM has a long heritage from earlier space missions such as Cluster, Themis, MMS, BepiColombo, Taranis, Solar orbiter and Solar Probe. In comparison to those missions, the SCM of THOR has a higher sensitivity level, which makes it capable of mea- suring very low amplitude magnetic fluctuations, in particular in the solar wind. Those measurements are crucial to address the problem of turbulence and energy dissipation at electron scales, a central goal of the THOR mission.
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Fouad Sahraoui, Guillaume Jannet, Jean-Louis Pinçon, Malik Mansour, Pierre Henri, et al.. The Search-coil Magnetometer for the THOR mission. EGU General Assembly 2017, Apr 2017, Vienne, Austria. pp.Poster. ⟨insu-01437838⟩



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