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Record 40 of 1514
Microgravity and Macromolecular Crystallography
Author and Affiliation:
Kundrot, Craig E.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL United States)
Judge, Russell A.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL United States)
Pusey, Marc L.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL United States)
Snell, Edward H.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL United States)
Rose, M. Franklin [Technical Monitor]
Abstract: Macromolecular crystal growth has been seen as an ideal experiment to make use of the reduced acceleration environment provided by an orbiting spacecraft. The experiments are small, simply operated and have a high potential scientific and economic impact. In this review we examine the theoretical reasons why microgravity should be a beneficial environment for crystal growth and survey the history of experiments on the Space Shuttle Orbiter, on unmanned spacecraft, and on the Mir space station. Finally we outline the direction for optimizing the future use of orbiting platforms.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2000
Document ID:
20010041317
(Acquired May 18, 2001)
Subject Category: SPACE PROCESSING
Document Type: Preprint
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: CRYSTAL GROWTH; CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; LOW GRAVITY MANUFACTURING; SPACE PROCESSING; CRYSTALS; MICROGRAVITY; CRYSTAL DEFECTS; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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