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.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.