Materials Research in Reduced Gravity
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Co-Guest Editors: Robert W. Hyers
Publication Date: September 2020
Keywords: Advanced processing; molten metal and solidification; phase transformations; physical properties, microgravity
Scope: Reduced-gravity experiments can isolate phenomena otherwise obscured in ground-based experiments, leading to new discoveries that can improve materials and processes. Ground-based facilities for reduced-gravity experiments include drop tubes and towers that provide seconds of reduced gravity, aircraft that provide tens of seconds, and suborbital rockets that provide hundreds of seconds. Manuscripts are solicited in all areas of materials research employing reduced gravity, including crystal growth, containerless processing, materials processing and properties, and experimental facilities for materials research.