Investigation of Mechanism of Faceted Cellular Array Growth (Facet) - 12.03.13
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Investigation of Mechanism of Faceted Cellular Array Growth (Facet) 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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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Sponsoring Organization
Information PendingResearch Benefits
Information PendingISS Expedition Duration:
March 2010 - March 2011Expeditions Assigned
23/24,25/26Previous ISS Missions
- 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.
Information PendingOperational Protocols
Wang J, Inatomi Y. Three-dimensional phase field modeling of the faceted cellular growth.ISIJ International. 2012; 50(12): 1901-1907.
Inatomi Y, Yoshizaki I, Sakata K, Shimaoka T, Sone T, Tomobe T, Adachi S, Yoda S, Yoshimura Y. Investigation on mechanism of faceted cellular array growth in International Space Station.Defect and Diffusion Forum. 2012 April; 323-325: 533-537. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/DDF.323-325.533.
Ground Based Results Publications
NASA Image: ISS018E044461 - Koichi Wakata installs a FACET cell in the Solution Crystallization Observation Facility (SCOF) in the JEM Pressurized Module (JPM) during Expedition 18.
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NASA Image: ISS024E008909 - View of hardware related to the installation of air circulation covers on the Solution Crystallization Observation Facility (SCOF) / Investigation of Mechanism of Faceted Cellular Array Growth (FACET) in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM).
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