Demonstration of the feasibility of an integrated X-ray laboratory for planetary exploration

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  • X-rays -- Diffraction.,
  • Planets -- Exploration.

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StatementE.D. Franco ... [et al.].
SeriesNASA contractor report -- 177631., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-177631.
ContributionsFranco, E. D., Ames Research Center.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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The identification of minerals and elemental compositions is an important component in the geological and exobiological exploration of the solar system. X ray diffraction and fluorescence are common techniques for obtaining these data.

The feasibility of combining these analytical techniques in an integrated x ray laboratory compatible with the volume, mass, and power constraints imposed by Cited by: 1.

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