Information PendingPrincipal Investigator(s)
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)Sponsoring Organization
Information PendingResearch Benefits
Information PendingISS Expedition Duration:
November 2000 - September 2011Expeditions Assigned
1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19/20,21/22,23/24,25/26,27/28Previous ISS Missions
Investigation of plasma-dust structures in gas-discharge plasma of a high-frequency capacitive discharge. Investigation of plasma-dust structures in plasma of glow discharge of direct current. Investigation of effect of UV space radiation on behavior of macro-particles charged by photoemission. Investigation of plasma-dust structures in space environment exposed to UV Sun radiation, plasma flows and ionizing radiation.
A study of growth of plasma-dust structures in zero gravity. A study of particle clouds behavior and internal flow structure in plasma-dust crystals.
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Experimental Tenzor unit, Turbopump, Telescience equipment to control the process and record experiment results.
Experimental unit "Plasma crystal 3", two TEAC video tape recorders, included in the on-board "Telescience" equipment.
Study of physical phenomena in plasma-dust crystals at different pressure levels of inert gas and power of HF generator in microgravity environment.
Conducting two series of measurements that are needed to study the physics of the particles contained in low-pressure plasma, and to study quasi-stable plasma structures formed out of these particles.
Development of procedure for generation and monitoring of ordered structures of charged solid dust microparticles in plasma.
Video recording of plasma crystal formation process, along with the digital data on the experiment, are returned to Earth. Parameters such as gas pressure, high-frequency radiated power and the size of dust particles from which the crystal is formed are written to PCMCIA card and returned.