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Meeting 2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Materials Research in Reduced Gravity
Organizer(s) Robert W. Hyers, University of Massachusetts
Douglas Matson, Tufts University
Michael SanSoucie, NASA MSFC
Shaun McFadden, Ulster University
Jonghyun Lee, Iowa St. University
Scope The absence of gravitational effects such as thermal and solutal buoyancy enables investigation of a large range of different phenomena in materials science. These reduced-gravity experiments can isolate phenomena otherwise obscured in ground-based experiments leading to new discoveries that can improve materials and processes here on Earth. Long-term experiments in microgravity have a long history – from the early days of spaceflight to current experiments on the International Space Station. Ground-based facilities for reduced gravity experiment include drop tubes and towers that provide seconds of reduced gravity, aircraft that provide tens of seconds, and suborbital rockets that provide hundreds of seconds. Abstracts are solicited in all areas of materials research employing reduced gravity, including crystal growth, containerless processing, materials processing and properties, and experimental facilities for materials research.
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