CBC: Self-Propogating Hyperthermal Synthesis in Space (SVS-1 (SHS-1)) - 05.13.15

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Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)
E. A. Sychyov, Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science RAS (ISMAN), Russia

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Sponsoring Space Agency
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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ISS Expedition Duration
April 2005 - October 2005

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Experiment Description

Research Overview
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Investigation of mechanisms of forming high-porous heat-resistant thermal insulating material structures with a low thermal conductance for operating in space vacuum in a temperature range between 0 degrees K and 3000 degrees K.

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Operational Requirements
SVS research chamber including removable pressurized container, power and control unit, cable set. Onboard equipment Telescience.

Operational Protocols
Determine burning and structure formation mechanisms in SVS systems in microgravity conditions. Produce heat-resistant materials with a unique structure of foams or granular frames, which represent effective thermal insulating and structural materials.

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Results/More Information

Production of large-size and low-density items of ceramic and ceramic-metal materials. These materials can be used as structural materials for building space platforms and using them on the ISS RS. SVS are promising processes to conduct repair activities and produce protection coatings in space.

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Results Publications

    Shcherbakov VA, Sytschev AE, Sachkova NV.  Interaction of SHS-produced melt with Ti surface in microgravity conditions. International Journal of Self-Propogating High Temperature Synthesis. 2010 Jul 2; 19(2): 141-149. DOI: 10.3103/S106138621002010X.

    Sanin VN, Yukhvid VI, Sytschev AE, Sachkova NV, Shiryaeva MY.  The effect of microgravity on the composition of SHS products of the mixture NiO + Ni + Al + WC. Inorganic Materials. 2009 Jun 7; 45(6): 635-344. DOI: 10.1134/S0020168509060119. [Original Russian Text © V.N. Sanin, V. I. Yukhvid, A.E. Sychev, N.V. Sachkova, M. Yu. Shiryaeva, 2009, published in Neorganicheskie Materialy, 2009, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 694-703.]

    Vadchenko SG, Sytschev AE.  SHS in microgravity: The Ti-Si-Al-C system. International Journal of Self-Propogating High Temperature Synthesis. 2008 Aug 12; 17(2): 149-153. DOI: 10.3103/S1061386208020118.

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Ground Based Results Publications

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ISS Patents

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Related Websites
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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