Uses of lunar sulfur
Sulfur and sulfur compounds have a wide range of applications for their fluid, electrical, chemical and biochemical properties. Although low in abundance on the Moon (/approximately/0.1% in mare soils), sulfur is surface-correlated and relatively extractable. Co-production of sulfur during oxygen extraction from ilmenite-rich soils could yield sulfur in masses up to 10% of the mass of oxygen produced. Sulfur deserves serious consideration as a lunar resource. 29 refs., 3 figs.
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- LA-UR-88-1345; CONF-8804104-2
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- Conference: NASA symposium on lunar bases and space activities of the 21st century, Houston, TX, USA, 5 Apr 1988
- Research Org:
- Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
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- United States
- 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; LUNAR MATERIALS; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR; USES; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; FLUIDS; SOLAR CELLS; SULFURIC ACID; THIN FILMS; VISCOSITY; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; FILMS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INORGANIC ACIDS; MATERIALS; NONMETALS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SOLAR EQUIPMENT 640107* -- Astrophysics & Cosmology-- Planetary Phenomena; 360603 -- Materials-- Properties
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