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Project EU51950

Description:

Assembly and programming of an electronic measurement device that allows to perform materials characterization in space on student satellite ESTCube-2. (EST: Mõõteseadme valmistamine ja programmeerimine materjaliuuringute jaoks kosmoses tudengisatelliidil ESTCube-2). This electronic device is one of the two major components in our developed corrosion testing module, which will be used to test a novel nanostructured coating and a smart radiation shielding material in LEO (Low Earth Orbit).

 

Funding

The preparation, programming and preliminary testing of the electronic measurement device is carried out by Hedgehog OÜ and funded by Captain Corrosion OÜ (30%) and Enterprise Estonia (70%).

 

Partners

ESTCube group assists us with the planning of this experiment and with the integration of our corrosion testing module to the student satellite ESTCube-2. Once the satellite is in space, we will also carry out the tests together.

Laboratory of Thin Film Technology (University of Tartu) is our main partner for assembling the test system, that will be used to test the patented nanostructured coating. With them we also carry out laboratory-based materials characterization measurements and tests.

 

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Science Video Series: Under The Scanning Electron Microscope

We are currently making a science video series about scanning electron microscopy studies. In these videos we discuss the sample preparation and show how things actually look like in the microscopic scale.

Videos can be seen in our YouTube channel.

The scanning electron microscopy images made in these studies are uploaded to our gallery.

New Salt Spray Test Chamber

The corrosion scientists of the University of Tartu have a new expensive toy – a salt spray test chamber that allows to study the performance of materials and protective coatings similar to real conditions.

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Arrival of the salt spray test chamber – on the image Maido Merisalu (founder of Captain Corrosion OÜ).

X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF)

We have started making a new science video about X-Ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF). In this 6 minute video we will explain with 3D animations the basics of this materials characterization technique and do a demonstrations where we use XRF to measure the elemental composition of an ancient coin.

This video will be published in October 2016.

Potential sponsors can learn more about collaboration opportunities by contacting us.