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Introduction: Laboratory mixtures and spectral parameters were created to better characterize and detect kaolinite in the Mawrth Vallis region of Mars where Al-phyllosilicates, including kaolinite and montmorillonite, have been detected. We have prepared laboratory mixtures of the phyllosilicate minerals montmorillonite with kaolinite in seven intervals to(More)
Solid-state shear pulverization (SSSP) is a unique processing technique for mechanochemical modification of polymers, compatibilization of polymer blends, and exfoliation and dispersion of fillers in polymer nanocom-posites. A systematic parametric study of the SSSP technique is conducted to elucidate the detailed mechanism of the process and establish the(More)
Hyperspectral near-infrared scenes have been simulated to analyze the contributions of surface minerals, atmosphere and sensor noise on images of Mars. Modeling the remote sensing process creates a means for independent analysis of the influence of the environment and instruments on detection accuracy of the surface composition. The system models surface(More)
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