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A sampling of the DDPL equipment. (Courtesy CCLDAS)

CCLDAS has a wide range of other chambers and experiments that are used to investigate small-scale physics that pertain to the lunar dusty plasma environment. Collectively, these experiments are known as the Duane Dusty Plasma Laboratory (DDPL).

Experiments can include:

  • Exposure to UV beams
  • Exposure to electrons and ions of designated energies

Diagnostic capabilities:

  • Charges of individual grains
  • Standard Langmuir probe and/or emissive probe scan
  • Imaging, including stills and movies

Chamber sizes:

  • 30 cm in diameter and 35 or 70 cm long, base pressure approximately 6 x 10—7 Torr
  • 51 cm in diameter and 28 cm high