Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Cleveland, Ohio May 20-23, 2009


Meeting Energy & Environmental Challenges Through Functional Materials

Topical Symposia - Lunar Regolith and Simulants

Characterization of Lunar Regolith and Simulants
James Gaier
A return to the moon within the next dozen years prompts an examination of potential opportunities and hazards.  Lunar regolith (or “soil”) is both an important source of resources and a material that can degrade our capabilities to explore.  This session seeks papers describing the chemical properties of both the lunar regolith and of lunar regolith simulants, with an emphasis on how those properties could affect the success of lunar missions.