The ORGANICS experiment on BIOPAN V : UV and space exposure of aromatic compounds

@inproceedings{Ehrenfreund2007TheOE,
  title={The ORGANICS experiment on BIOPAN V : UV and space exposure of aromatic compounds},
  author={Pascale Ehrenfreund and Richard Ruiterkamp and Zan Peeters and B. H. Foing and Farid Salama and Zita Martins},
  year={2007}
}
We studied the stability of aromatic compounds in low Earth orbit environment and describe the scientific results and successful flight of the ORGANICS experiment on-board the BIOPAN V space exposure facility. This experiment investigated the photo stability of large organic molecules in low Earth orbit. Thin films of selected organic molecules, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and the fullerene C60 were subjected to the low Earth orbit environment and the samples were monitored… CONTINUE READING

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