Planetary Simulant Database

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Liu et al. (2017) state that the mineralogy is close to lunar soil and MLS-1.

Bulk Chemistry

Oxide Wt.%
SiO2 44.92
TiO2 2.87
Al2O3 17.23
FeO 13.09
MnO 0.34
MgO 4.37
CaO 9.44
Na2O 3.97
K2O 3.01
P2O5 0.54
LOI 0.4
Total 100

Physical Properties

No data available

NEU-1 Northeastern University Lunar Simulant

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Simulant Name: NEU-1 Northeastern University Lunar Simulant
Availability: May Be Available
Fidelity: Standard
Developed By: Northeaster University, Shenyang, China
Available From: N/A
Publications: Liu, A. et al. (2017), Lunar Soil Simulant Electrolysis Using Inert Anode for Al-Si Alloy and Oxygen Production. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 164, H126-H133.

Li, C. Y. (2016), Preparation and characterization of Northeastern University lunar soil simulant (NEU-1). Northeastern University Thesis, Shenyang.

This simulant was prepared from cinder and basalt near Jinlong Peak (Jinlin Province, China). The preparation and details of the simulant are likely described in the thesis by C. Y. Li, which we do not currently have access to.