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Title: Development of Sample Handling and Analytical Expertise For the Stardust Comet Sample Return

Abstract

NASA's Stardust mission returned to Earth in January 2006 with ''fresh'' cometary particles from a young Jupiter family comet. The cometary particles were sampled during the spacecraft flyby of comet 81P/Wild-2 in January 2004, when they impacted low-density silica aerogel tiles and aluminum foils on the sample tray assembly at approximately 6.1 km/s. This LDRD project has developed extraction and sample recovery methodologies to maximize the scientific information that can be obtained from the analysis of natural and man-made nano-materials of relevance to the LLNL programs.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
900166
Report Number(s):
UCRL-TR-218822
TRN: US200709%%563
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ALUMINIUM; COMETS; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; SILICA; COSMIC DUST

Citation Formats

Bradley, J, Bajt, S, Brennan, S, Graham, G, Grant, P, Hutcheon, I, Ishii, H, Pianetta, P, Toppani, A, and Westphal, A. Development of Sample Handling and Analytical Expertise For the Stardust Comet Sample Return. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/900166.
Bradley, J, Bajt, S, Brennan, S, Graham, G, Grant, P, Hutcheon, I, Ishii, H, Pianetta, P, Toppani, A, & Westphal, A. Development of Sample Handling and Analytical Expertise For the Stardust Comet Sample Return. United States. doi:10.2172/900166.
Bradley, J, Bajt, S, Brennan, S, Graham, G, Grant, P, Hutcheon, I, Ishii, H, Pianetta, P, Toppani, A, and Westphal, A. Thu . "Development of Sample Handling and Analytical Expertise For the Stardust Comet Sample Return". United States. doi:10.2172/900166. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/900166.
@article{osti_900166,
title = {Development of Sample Handling and Analytical Expertise For the Stardust Comet Sample Return},
author = {Bradley, J and Bajt, S and Brennan, S and Graham, G and Grant, P and Hutcheon, I and Ishii, H and Pianetta, P and Toppani, A and Westphal, A},
abstractNote = {NASA's Stardust mission returned to Earth in January 2006 with ''fresh'' cometary particles from a young Jupiter family comet. The cometary particles were sampled during the spacecraft flyby of comet 81P/Wild-2 in January 2004, when they impacted low-density silica aerogel tiles and aluminum foils on the sample tray assembly at approximately 6.1 km/s. This LDRD project has developed extraction and sample recovery methodologies to maximize the scientific information that can be obtained from the analysis of natural and man-made nano-materials of relevance to the LLNL programs.},
doi = {10.2172/900166},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 09 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Thu Feb 09 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}

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