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Rubber & Elastomer Development for MArtian enviRonment applicationS

Project description

A tailor-made rubber material that could survive on Mars

Lightweight materials that exhibit a high strength-to-weight ratio and are aging resistant could withstand the harsh conditions on Mars. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the RED 4 MARS project plans to design a rubber material with improved properties that can endure the high dose of cosmic radiation and the low temperatures on the Martian surface. This tailor-made rubber will have a low glass transition temperature, contain functional and self-healing groups and reinforcing fillers that should confer the material with excellent mechanical properties and aging resistance.

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Net EU contribution
€ 253 052,16
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)


Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

The University of Akron
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 165 265,92