17 September 2014 Biopolymers suitable for space environments
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This paper is a review of the properties of bio-based materials, to assess their suitability for space-based environments. Materials under investigation included salmon deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-based biopolymers and preliminary results of nucleobase materials. We will present optical damage thresholds, stability to ultraviolet light exposure, photodegradation, temperature stability for both the bulk and film form of the materials and gamma-ray irradiation. We have also included comparisons with more traditional polymers.
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Fahima Ouchen, Fahima Ouchen, Perry Yaney, Perry Yaney, Ileana Rau, Ileana Rau, François Kajzar, François Kajzar, James Grote, James Grote, "Biopolymers suitable for space environments", Proc. SPIE 9226, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments VIII, 92260T (17 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2070254; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2070254

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