TITLE

The Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing-A partnership between NASA, Northeastern University and industry

AUTHOR(S)
Sacco, Albert; Bac¸, Nurcan
PUB. DATE
January 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 504 Issue 1, p342
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
CAMMP (the Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing) is a NASA-sponsored Commercial Space Center (CSC) establish in 1997 at Northeastern University as a partnership between NASA, academics and industry. It is one of 16 NASA CSCs at major universities nationwide and is exclusively focussed on materials science. Its mission is to stimulate innovations in materials technology and to develop commercial products through knowledge gained from microgravity research. Materials Synthesis experiments conducted under microgravity conditions permit control over the fluid dynamics and associated heat and mass transfer phenomena that govern crystal growth. Crystals with fewer defects, with narrow size distribution, and with controlled morphologies can be obtained. One key outcome of CAMMP’s research is the development of a nucleation and growth database for the intelligent design of solution synthesis and crystal growth experiments. This database supports a wide range of materials interests including, but not limited to: films and coatings, separations technology, gas storage, sensor and smart materials, environmental clean-up, ferroelectrics and related materials and improved crystal structure information. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
5985126

 

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