Appendix K
Acronym List and Glossary


ADVASC

Advanced Astroculture Unit

ALS

Advanced Life Support System

AMS

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

Arabidopsis

member of the mustard family, a small flowering plant that is widely used as a model organism in plant biology

ARC

Ames Research Center

ARTIC

Advanced Thermoelectric Refrigerator Freezer

Astroculture

the growing of various plants in space


BEST

Boundary Effect near the Superfluid Transition

BPS

Biomass Production System

Brassica rapa

member of the turnip family

BSTC

Biotechnology Specimen Temperature Controller


centrifuge

large, rotating module whose rotational velocity can be varied, providing for differing levels of “gravity” under which to perform experiments

CEVP

Countermeasure Evaluation and Validation Program

CIR

Combustion Integrated Rack

circumnutation

cyclic growth movement common to many plant species

CLASS

Condensate Laboratory Aboard the Space Station

COEX

Coexistence Curve Experiment

CPBF

Commercial Plant Biotechnology Facility

critical point

temperature and pressure at which the liquid and gaseous phases of a pure, stable substance become identical

CQ

Heat Capacity at Constant Heat Current

cytoarchitecture

the general way neurons connect up in a given lump of neuroanatomy—many-to-many, many-to-one, and so on


DECLIC

Despositif pour l’Etude de la Croissance et des Liquides Critiques (CNES Directional Solidification Furnace)

dendrite

mineral crystallizing in another mineral in a branching or treelike form

dosimeter

instrument that measures and indicates the amount of x-rays or radiation absorbed in a given period

DYNAMX

Critical Dynamics in Microgravity


EC

experimental container

EMCS

European Modular Cultivation System



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Factors Affecting the Utilization of the International Space Station for Research in the Biological and Physical Sciences Appendix K Acronym List and Glossary ADVASC Advanced Astroculture Unit ALS Advanced Life Support System AMS Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Arabidopsis member of the mustard family, a small flowering plant that is widely used as a model organism in plant biology ARC Ames Research Center ARTIC Advanced Thermoelectric Refrigerator Freezer Astroculture the growing of various plants in space BEST Boundary Effect near the Superfluid Transition BPS Biomass Production System Brassica rapa member of the turnip family BSTC Biotechnology Specimen Temperature Controller centrifuge large, rotating module whose rotational velocity can be varied, providing for differing levels of “gravity” under which to perform experiments CEVP Countermeasure Evaluation and Validation Program CIR Combustion Integrated Rack circumnutation cyclic growth movement common to many plant species CLASS Condensate Laboratory Aboard the Space Station COEX Coexistence Curve Experiment CPBF Commercial Plant Biotechnology Facility critical point temperature and pressure at which the liquid and gaseous phases of a pure, stable substance become identical CQ Heat Capacity at Constant Heat Current cytoarchitecture the general way neurons connect up in a given lump of neuroanatomy—many-to-many, many-to-one, and so on DECLIC Despositif pour l’Etude de la Croissance et des Liquides Critiques (CNES Directional Solidification Furnace) dendrite mineral crystallizing in another mineral in a branching or treelike form dosimeter instrument that measures and indicates the amount of x-rays or radiation absorbed in a given period DYNAMX Critical Dynamics in Microgravity EC experimental container EMCS European Modular Cultivation System