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Physics of intact capture of cometary coma dust samples

Anderson, W. W. and Ahrens, Thomas (2012) Physics of intact capture of cometary coma dust samples. In: Shock compression of condensed matter 2011. AIP conference proceedings. No.1426. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 875-878. ISBN 978-0-7354-1006-0.

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The physics of hypervelocity impact into foams are of interest because of application to comet dust capture during flyby encounters. Particles much larger than the foam cells behave as if the foam were a continuum, so that standard equations of fluid mechanics describe the effects of drag and ablation. Calculations based on these arguments accurately reproduce experimental results.

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Additional Information:© 2012 American Institute of Physics. Published online 29 March 2012. We wish to thank Peter Tsou for his willingness to share his experimental data. This work was performed under NASA grants NSG-7129, NGL-05-002-105, and NNH07AG47I and DOE Contract DE-AC52-06NA25396.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC52-06NA25396
Subject Keywords:Foam, Penetration, Polymer
Series Name:AIP conference proceedings
Issue or Number:1426
Classification Code:PACS: 05.70.Ce, 47.40.Nm
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Official Citation:Physics of intact capture of cometary coma dust samples Anderson, William and Ahrens, Thomas, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1426, 875-878 (2012), DOI:
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