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Biopolymers suitable for space environments
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Paper Abstract

This paper is a review of the properties of bio-based materials, to assess their suitability for space-based environments. Materials under investigation included salmon deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-based biopolymers and preliminary results of nucleobase materials. We will present optical damage thresholds, stability to ultraviolet light exposure, photodegradation, temperature stability for both the bulk and film form of the materials and gamma-ray irradiation. We have also included comparisons with more traditional polymers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9226, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments VIII, 92260T (17 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2070254
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Fahima Ouchen, Univ. of Dayton Research Institute (United States)
Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Perry Yaney, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Ileana Rau, Univ. Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania)
François Kajzar, Univ. Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania)
James Grote, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9226:
Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments VIII
Edward W. Taylor; David A. Cardimona, Editor(s)

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