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Space manufacturing in an automated crystal growth facilityAn account is given of a Space Station Freedom-based robotic laboratory system for crystal growth experiments; the robot must interface with both the experimental apparatus and such human input as may be required for control and display. The goal of the system is the simultaneous growth of several hundred protein crystals in microgravity. The robot possesses six degrees-of-freedom, allowing it to efficiently manipulate the cultured crystals as well as their respective growth cells; the crystals produced are expected to be of sufficiently high quality for complete structural determination on the basis of XRD.
Quinn, Alberta W. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States) Herrmann, Melody C. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States) Nelson, Pamela J. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
August 14, 2013
May 1, 1989