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

@article{Tabata2015SilicaAF,
  title={Silica Aerogel for Capturing Intact Interplanetary Dust Particles for the Tanpopo Experiment},
  author={Makoto Tabata and Hajime Yano and Hideyuki Kawai and Ei-ichi Imai and Yuko Kawaguchi and Hirofumi Hashimoto and Akihiko Yamagishi},
  journal={Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres},
  year={2015},
  volume={45},
  pages={225-229}
}
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 suitable for achieving the scientific objectives of the astrobiological mission. A special density configuration (i.e., box framing) aerogel with… 
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