C. R. Buhler

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An electrodynamic screen was designed, built, and tested for the removal of particles from its surface. The technology has a large number of applications ranging from space exploration to biotechnology. An AC signal was applied to the shield and it was studied the effect of its amplitude, shape, and frequency to the shield's particle removal properties. The(More)
Introduction: Numerous materials used in space-port operations require stringent evaluation before they can be utilized. It is critical for insulative polymeric materials that any surface charge be dissipated as rapidly as possible to avoid Electrostatic Discharges (ESD) that could present a danger. All materials must pass the Kennedy Space Center (KSC)(More)
Introduction: Masuda and collaborators at the University of Tokyo developed a method to confine and transport particles called the electric curtain in which a series of parallel electrodes connected to an AC source generates a traveling wave that acts as a contactless conveyor. The curtain electrodes can be excited by a single-phase or a multi-phase AC(More)
Introduction: The primary objective of this project is to understand the consequences of glow electrical discharges on the chemistry and biology of Mars. The possibility was raised some time ago that the absence of organic material and carbonaceous matter in the Martian soil samples studied by the Viking Landers might be due in part to an intrinsic(More)
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