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Bridging a High School Science Fair Experience with First Year Undergraduate Research: Using the E-SPART Analyzer to Determine Electrostatic Charge Properties of Compositionally Varied Rock Dust Particles as Terrestrial Analogues to Mars MaterialsNASA missions to Mars confirm presence of surficial particles, as well as dramatic periods of aeolian reworking. Dust deposition on, or infiltration into, exploration equipment such as spacecraft, robotic explorers, solar panel power supplies, and even spacesuits, can pose significant problems such as diminished power collection, short circuits / discharges, and added weight. We report results conducted initially as a science fair project and a study now part of a first year University undergraduate research experience.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Document Type
Conference Paper
Scott, A. G.
(Arkansas Univ. Little Rock, AR, United States)
Williams, W. J. W.
(Arkansas Univ. Little Rock, AR, United States)
Mazumder, M. K.
(Arkansas Univ. Little Rock, AR, United States)
Biris, A.
(Arkansas Univ. Little Rock, AR, United States)
Srirama, P. K.
(Arkansas Univ. Little Rock, AR, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI, Part 18
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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