Carbonaceous Chondrite (CI-E) High-Fidelity Asteroid Simulant
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1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds
CI Carbonaceous Chondrite Simulant, also known as CI-E, is a general-purpose asteroid regolith simulant based on the Orgueil meteorite. Produced according to the analysis made in Bland et al. 2004, CI-E replicates the chemical and geological properties perfectly, while maintaining mineralogically accuracy except for smectite being replaced with serpentine to limit its hazardous properties.
To produce the simulant, individual mineral components are sourced and prepared, then mixed together with water to physically bind them. The resulting clay-like mixture is dried to remove the water, then mechanically grounded in a rock crusher to achieve the desired particle size distribution unless requested otherwise by the customer.
For an alternative asteroid simulant containing less water and organic materials check out our CM-E replicant.
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