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Meeting 2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Materials Research in Reduced Gravity
Sponsorship TMS Extraction and Processing Division
TMS Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division
TMS: Process Technology and Modeling Committee
Organizer(s) Robert W. Hyers, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Douglas M. Matson, Tufts University
Michael Sansoucie, Nasa Marshall Space Flight Center
Shaun McFadden, Ulster University
Jonghyun Lee, Iowa State University
Wilhelmus H. Sillekens, European Space Agency
Takehiko Ishikawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
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.
Abstracts Due 07/15/2019
Proceedings Plan Planned: Publication Outside of TMS

An Overview of a Proposed NASA Flight Experiment on W-heavy Glass-forming Alloy Composites
Chill-cooling of D2 Tool Steel Under Reduced Gravity Conditions
Comparison of Three-dimensional in situ Observations and Phase-field Simulations of Microstructure Formation during Directional Solidification of Transparent Alloys Aboard the ISS
Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Oscillation Damping of Compound Liquid Droplets
Containerless Measurement of Thermophysical Properties of Ni-based Superalloys LEK94, MC2 and CMSX-10 in the Liquid Phase on Board the International Space Station
Crystallizations Kinetics of Glass-forming ZrCu-based Alloys
Current and Future Experiment Capabilities On-board the ISS for Materials Sciences
Dendrite Orientation Transition of fcc-Al in Bulk Al-Ge Alloys
Effect of Convection on Co-Si Solidification Pathway: Insights from Advanced Photon Source Synchrotron XRD
Effect of Inert Gas Atmosphere on Evaporation Losses and Density Measurement for Electromagnetically Levitated Superalloys
Effects of Oxygen Partial Pressure on the Surface Tension of Liquid Aerospace Alloys
Experiment Preparation and Operation of the Electromagnetic Levitator EML on the ISS
In-situ Dynamics of Hybrid Eutectic Growth Front Morphologies: the Transparent Alloys Project
Kinetics of Solidification in Glass Forming Alloys Under Microgravity Conditions
Measurement of Diffusion Coefficients of Dopants in Ge and Si Melts
Metastable Phase Formation in Peritectic Systems Under Terrestrial and Reduced Gravity Conditions
Modeling Magnetohydrodynamics in Microgravity Electromagnetic Levitation Experiments
Modelling Liquid Droplet Oscillation and Laminar Damping in Reduced Gravity Conditions
Nucleation Fronts Growing in Al-Ni Melts Under Reduced Gravity
Numerical Modeling of Columnar to Equiaxed Transition During Directional Solidification of Al-7wt%Si Alloys in Reduced Gravity
Pattern Formation in Bulk Al-Al2Cu Eutectics: Results from a Recent Microgravity Experiment
Space for Science: ESA’s Microgravity Research Programme on Materials Science
The Enthalpy Method as an Alternative to Accurately Predicting Undercooled Solidification
Thermo-physical Properties of Fe-Si Alloys under Microgravity
Thermophysical Properties of Bulk Metallic Glasses Measured in the Liquid Phase on Board the International Space Station
Thermophysical Properties of SiGe Melts Measured on Board the ISS
Viscosity Measurement of Liquid Alloys in Microgravity and Experiment Parameters Optimization

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