ATR-spectroscopy aboard landers MATROS
Registration of Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) spectrum of a sample, contacting with the ATR-prism. The goals:
- studies of fine-grain material after landing: surface dust, precipitating atmospheric aerosols, samples taken by a robotic arm (or a drill);
- studies of aerosols during descend (or flight aboard a balloon) in an atmosphere;
- direct detection of living cells (microorganisms) by dynamics of characteristic IR-bands.
The Instrument includes miniature Fourier-spectrometer and IR-source, changeable or cleanable ATR-prisms.
The design is based on the experience in creating flight Fourier-spectrometers (FS-1/4, PFS) and in laboratory ATR-studies of minerals and biologic objects.
The ATR-technique was not used before in planetary exploration experiments and it’s development is aimed for future projects for Mars exploration.
Mass 2 kg
ATR-spectra of specified mineral powders
The bacteria growth on the ATR-prism progressively deepens the Amide-2 protein band
GEOKHI RAN, ISAN, Biology department of MSU.
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