Investigation of Mechanism of Faceted Cellular Array Growth - 2 (Facet-2) - 08.20.14

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Investigation of Mechanism of Faceted Cellular Array Growth - 2 (Facet-2) will investigate the phenomena at the solid-liquid interface for crystallization, especially for facet-like crystallization, which are considered to be strongly influenced by the temperature and concentration distributions in the liquid phase.

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  • Yuko Inatomi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Tsukuba, Japan

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    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

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    Experiment Description

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    • In order to investigate the phenomena at the solid-liquid interface in facet growth, in-situ observation of concentration and temperature diffusion field with two wavelength interferometer are carried out using transparent organic materials under microgravity condition. Results can provide the useful data on the optimization of the crystal growth condition not only in space but also on earth.

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    The results will provide valuable data on creating high quality materials for industrial use, such as sular cell or superconducting magnet.

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    Imagery

    image Image of a growing facet crystal that was taken on GMT 285. The image is taken using 600nm LED light and the size of the crystals are 3.2mm x 2.4mm. The Facet-2 experiment investigates the phenomena at the solid-liquid interface for crystallization based on varying temperatures and concentrations of the liquid phase. Image courtesy of JAXA.
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