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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.
Document ID
19900036636
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
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)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1989
Subject Category
Materials Processing
Report/Patent Number
SME PAPER MS89-278
Accession Number
90A23691
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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