Photoelectron distribution function over the illuminated part of the Moon*
Institute for Dynamics of Geospheres, Russian Academy of
Sciences, Leninsky pr. 38, bldg.
2 Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Profsoyuznaya 84/32, 117997 Moscow, Russia
3 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Institutsky per. 9, Dolgoprudnyi, 141700 Moscow region, Russia
Received: 15 March 2014
Received in final form: 7 June 2014
Published online: 11 September 2014
Photoelectron distribution functions in the near-surface layer over the lunar surface are obtained on the basis of the kinetic approach. The results are shown to depend strongly on the quantum yield of lunar regolith. It is demonstrated that photoelectrons with energies of about both 1 eV and 0.1 eV should be observed in the corresponding measurements.
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