In situ cleaning of instruments for the sensitive detection of organics on Mars.

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A method is presented for in situ cleaning of spacecraft instruments that analyze planetary soil and rock. We have found that vibrating hardware, used to facilitate powder transport, was also effective at removing contamination. Surfaces can be cleaned below monolayer levels using vibrating surfaces in the presence of mineral powder. Both organic and… (More)
DOI: 10.1063/1.4757861

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@article{Anderson2012InSC, title={In situ cleaning of instruments for the sensitive detection of organics on Mars.}, author={Mark S. Anderson and Ira Katz and M. Petkov and Brian Blakkolb and Jerami Mennella and Stefania D'Agostino and Joy A. Crisp and Joshua Evans and Jerald Feldman and Daniel Limonadi}, journal={The Review of scientific instruments}, year={2012}, volume={83 10}, pages={105109} }