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Component Abundance (%)
Coal 63
Limestone 37

Bulk Chemistry

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Physical Properties

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CMU-1 Carnegie Mellon University

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Simulant Name: CMU-1 Carnegie Mellon University
Availability: Not Available
Fidelity: Specialty
Developed By: Yland Wong
Available From: N/A
Publications: Wong, U. Y. (2012), Lumenhancement: Exploiting Appearance for Planetary Modeling. Ph.D thesis.

CMU-1 was created by Uland Wong as part of a Ph.D thesis at Carnegie Mellon University. The simulant was intended to replicate the bidirectional reflectance function of lunar soil, and was not intended to be accurate in mineralogy, chemistry, or geotechnical properties.