Enhanced Test Facility for Survivability of Characterization of Evolving Multiscale Materials in Extreme Plasma Environments
Technical Report,02 Jan 2017,28 Sep 2018
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A major upgrade to the Utah State University Space Environment Effects Materials Test Facility has been completed. Two new synergistic vacuum test chambers were developed, through addition of novel instrumentation to existing systems. This has greatly enhanced and extended capabilities and ranges to investigate environmental effects on materials and components and to determine long-term survivability of space assets. One chamber probes electron emission, charging, and charge-transport properties of samples under extremes in electron-, ion-, and VUVUVVisNIR radiation-fluxes and cryogenic to high temperatures. A companion chamber provides versatile, cost-effective, long-duration aging of these samples in extreme simulated space conditions.
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics