Utah State University Student Research Symposium 2018
At extremely high altitudes, spacecraft are submitted to solar radiation of varying charged-particle fluxes. This radiation can induce charging of the spacecraft itself, creating unwanted and disastrous effects on electrical components from electrostatic breakdown or arc-induced damage of structural or optical components. To prevent these effects, space-like environment tests are performed on materials to understand how they interact with the space plasma environment.
Dennison, JR and Lee, Jordan, "Analysis of Electron Yield Properties of Low-Density Polyethylene" (2018). Utah State University Student Research Symposium 2018. Posters. Paper 64.