In Situ X-ray Studies of metal alloy solidification in microgravity conditions – The XRMON project

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Title: In Situ X-ray Studies of metal alloy solidification in microgravity conditions – The XRMON project
Authors: Nguyen-Thi, HenriReinhart, GuillaumeBrowne, David J.
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Date: 15-Jun-2017
Online since: 2021-02-24T16:17:48Z
Abstract: The performance of structural metallic materials is associated with the solidification microstructures, which are strongly dependent on gravity effects. Experimentation in a microgravity environment is a unique way to suppress these effects and to provide benchmark data for testing current theories of grain and microstructure formation. This contribution presents a summary of results obtained for directional solidification of Al-Cu alloys within the framework of the XRMON project. It is focussing on (i) the first ever microgravity experiment on solidification with in situ monitoring of metal alloys performed on board a sounding rocket and (ii) solidification experiments performed on board parabolic flights, where the effects of varying gravity level have been studied.
Funding Details: European Space Agency (ESA)
French National Space Agency (CNES)
Enterprise Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: X-ray monitoringMicrogravity conditionsAluminium-copper alloysMASER 13 sounding rockets
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: The 23rd ESA Symposium on Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, Visby, Sweden, 11-15 June 2017
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