LMS-1D Lunar Mare Dust Simulant

LMS-1D Lunar Mare Dust Simulant

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Developed By: University of Central Florida
Available From: CLASS Exolith Lab

The LMS-1D Lunar Mare Dust Simulant has been developed by the CLASS Exolith Lab.


Component Wt.%
Pyroxene 32.8
Glass-rich basalt 32.0

Bulk Chemistry

Oxide Wt%
SiO2 40.2
Al2O3 14
CaO 9.8
Fe2O3 13.9
K2O 0.6
MgO 12
MnO 0.3
P2O5 1
TiO2 7.3
Cl 0.4
Cr2O3 0.3
NiO 0.2
SrO 0.1
Total 100


Physical Properties

Particle size range: 0-30 μm
Mean particle size (by volume): 7 μm
Bulk density*: 0.70 g/cm3
*Note that bulk density is not an inherent property and depends on the level of compaction

Photo Credit: Emma Torregrosa, Exolith Lab