Appendix A
Future Investigations in Materials Science Planned for the ISS

Investigation

Principal Investigator/Affiliation

Flight Hardware Availability/Carrier

Facility

Kinetics of Nucleation and Crystal Growth in Glass-Forming Melts in Microgravity

D. Day, University of Missouri at Rolla

2008

MSRR1

MSLa /LGFb

Gravitational Effects on Distortion in Sintering

R.M. German Pennsylvania State University

2007

MSRR1

MSL/LGF

Reduction of Defects in Germanium-Silicon

F. Szofran, Marshall

Space Flight Center

2007

MSRR1

MSL/LGF

Particle Engulfment and Pushing by Solidifying Interfaces

D.M. Stefanescu University of Alabama

2005

MSRR-1

MSL/LGF/ QMIc

Coupled Growth in Hypermonotectics

J.B. Andrews, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2005

MSRR-1

MSL/LGF/ QMI

Interface Pattern Selection in Directional Solidification

R.K. Trivedi, Iowa State University

2006

MSRR-1

MSL/LGF/ QMI

Comparison of Structure and Segregation in Alloys Directionally Solidified in Terrestrial and Microgravity Experiments

D.R. Poirier, University of Arizona

2006

MSRR-1

MSL/LGF/ QMI

Coarsening in Solid-Liquid Mixtures

P.W. Voorhees Northwestern University

2003

MSGd

Spaceflight Holography Investigation in a Virtual Apparatus

J. Trolinger, Metrolaser, Inc.

2007

MSG

Transient Interfacial Phenomena in Miscible Polymer Systems

J.A. Pojman, University of Southern Mississippi

2007

MSG

Role of Convection and Growth Competition in Phase Selection in Microgravity

M.C. Flemings Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2005

EMLe

Quasicrystalline Undercooled Alloys for Space Investigation

K. Kelton, Washington University

2005

EML

aMaterials Science Laboratory.

bLow Gradient Furnace.

cQuench Module Insert.

dMicrogravity Science Glovebox.

eElectromagnetic Levitation Facility.



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