Field deployment of a portable X-ray diffraction/X-ray flourescence instrument on Mars analog terrain

  title={Field deployment of a portable X-ray diffraction/X-ray flourescence instrument on Mars analog terrain},
  author={Philippe C. Sarrazin and David F Blake and Sabrina Feldman and Steve J. Chipera and David T. Vaniman and David L. Bish},
  journal={Powder Diffraction},
  pages={128 - 133}
CheMin is a miniature X-ray diffraction/X-ray fluorescence instrument that is included in the payload of the Mars 2009 Mars Science Laboratory mission. A portable CheMin prototype was built to test the capability of the instrument for remote in situ mineralogical characterization of geological materials. The instrument was successfully deployed at a variety of Mars analog sites in Death Valley, CA, in May 2004. 
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