Plasma Physics and Chemistry

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Author Christian Daniel Assoun
PERT Report exhibited the preliminary plan for the necessary technology for Space Colonization

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Here are two complementary documents:

NASA-JPL Report by W.H. Steurer about Extraterrestrial Materials Processing.
NASA Report about Lunar Regolith Simulants Materials.
Here is some corresponding communication dating from the 80s between Dr. Assoun and NASA.

The merit of this report in 1981-82 consist in the clear vision of Strategic Planetary Resources and Extraterrestrial Industries .

Despite of the age of this document PERT (36 years ago!), the prominent projects and technologies has been seriously exposed, waiting for the moment of the beginning of Moon Colonization and to Mars.

We are proud to modestly introduce in the Space Adventure some ideas and Industrial road map, for future decades. By now International Agencies among them NASA-JPL are prepared to do the job.

Some Plasma Physics Introductory links followed by some discussion on High Temperature Chemistry in Space
Now some information about High Temperature Chemistry in Space

All terrestrial chemistry concerning inorganic and semi-organic chemistry , is based on the use of „normal water” under terrestrial gravity according to standard conditions and pressure with as external medium N2 / O2.

These exceptional conditions favorable to the chemistry of life and catalysis do not exist as such on the celestial objects which surround us and therefore the classical chemical reactions are not simply obtained or applied, a new CHEMISTRY must be born.

PLASMA CHEMISTRY LOW and HIGH temperature (patents 2006-USPTO 2016/PCT Phase)

Plasma chemistry will allow the extraction of rare gases (He, Ar, Xe …) from lunar rocks or other planets, moons and asteroids, but also the most important and vital raw material of all WATER in different forms in rocks, sand or ice.

Sowers NIAC final report

note: When the gravitational conditions are very far from the basic experimental conditions in order to bring natural isotopes and ions with H2O into contact, artificial centrifugal stations will be proposed allowing the creation of chemical salts essential for chemical, biological and agronomic engineering.

Plasma chemistry makes it possible to create alloys and chemical reactions on the earth in the absence of water, as happened on certain planets including the earth at the very beginning of the GEOCHEMICAL activities .

Water should be considered as a molecule with very special and interesting thermodynamic and quantum properties.

Thermodynamic studies associated with MagnetoHydroDynamic MHD conditions allow, depending on the magnetic susceptibilities and Curie points, to select the best catalytic species(included Ln3+) in order to seed the plasma including to regulate the plasma LTE and PLTE zones.

These methods complement the reports described by NASA JPL (materials processing 1981-82-83 and the PERT report communicated to NASA-JPL in 1981-82 Christian Daniel Assoun as adviser for JPL-NASA (W.H.Steurer- J.R.Carruthers).

PLASMA CHEMISTRY on objects When high-temperature or low-temperature plasma chemistry has provided raw materials of technical purity, these raw materials will be introduced on-site or transported to a HELIOTORR PERT (REFINING) station for refining in the various grades of purity required by manufacturers.


The method of refining(on place) by plasma methods and isotopic separations and selections is the only one applicable on asteroids.

The deep space conditions in which asteroids are found are fully adapted to isotopic separations.