Study on Soret effect (thermal diffusion process) for the mixed solution by the in-situ observation technique facilitated at SCOF (Soret-Facet) - 03.25.14
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This research focuses on the comprehensive understanding of the Soret physics under steady/non-steady condition including supercooled liquid phase, which will be the first verification result to link the Soret physics and thermodynamics.
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JAXA TKSC Space Environment Utilization Center, Tsukuba, , Japan
Sponsoring Space Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
ISS Expedition Duration
September 2012 - September 2014
Previous ISS Missions
Precise information for Soret coefficient was not performed due to the experimental constraints in relation with the convection control on the ground.
We will obtain the precise information of the Soret coefficient with a laser spectroscopic technique facilitated at SCOF in the JEM.
Since the research focuses on the Soret physics under steady/non-steady/transient condition including supercooled liquid phase. It will be the first verification result to link the Soret physics and thermodynamics. It also produces the first bench mark result that consider on convection control on the ground by comparing identical data (1G/microG).
The research results will be applied to the mass transport phenomena study such as the planet formation, the ocean’s mass transport, as well as the refinement of the crude oil, etc.