Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Shankar Mall, PhD.
Suitability of non-organic polymers for space application is studied. Materials included are illite and metakaolin. Bulk material suitability was investigated for exposure to ultraviolet radiation, atomic oxygen, and high energy charged particles. Outgassing phenomenon of the materials was studied. Curing shrinkage reduction techniques were identified as well.
DTIC Accession Number
Cesul, Brandon T., "Investigation into Suitability of Geopolymers (Illite & Metakaolin) for the Space Environment" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 1034.