Silica Aerogel for Capturing Intact Interplanetary Dust Particles for the Tanpopo Experiment


In this paper, we report the progress in developing a silica-aerogel-based cosmic dust capture panel for use in the Tanpopo experiment on the International Space Station (ISS). Previous studies revealed that ultralow-density silica aerogel tiles, comprising two layers with densities of 0.01 and 0.03 g/cm3 developed using our production technique, were… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11084-015-9423-8


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