Netherlands SSERVI Team Capabilities and Research Interests

The Netherlands SSERVI team currently brings together 8 institutions and industrial collaborators, coordinated by VU University Amsterdam. Main research interests focus on (a) Experimental lunar interior science (b) (Radio)astronomy-related research on and from the Moon (c) Instrument development aimed at both government-supported and commercial missions. Current activities in these areas include

• High-pressure experiments constraining element distribution within the Moon
• High-pressure measurements of the physical properties of lunar minerals and lunar magma using in situ techniques (synchrotron X-ray diffraction and X-ray absorption, and falling sphere viscometry)
• Thermo-chemical convection modeling of the interior evolution of the Moon through time
• Remote sensing of the chemical composition and mineralogy of the lunar surface
• Toxicity of lunar dust
• Development of instrumentation for in situ lunar surface analyses (Atomic Force Microscopy, Raman/LIBS spectroscopy)
• Development of a low-frequency array (LOFAR) radio telescope on the Moon
• Development of a lunar radio antenna to measure radio environment, cosmic ray impacs, and lunar ionosphere
• Using the Moon as a giant particle detector using observations from Earth
• Lunar instrument development

For more information, contact:
Wim van Westrenen
VU University Amsterdam

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