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Solid Particles Mobility in Gases (SPM)

Research project PX/8/LP/18 (Research action PX)

Persons :

  • Prof.  VEDERNIKOV Andrei - Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
    Coordinator of the project
    Financed belgian partner
    Duration: 1/1/2006-31/12/2008

Description :

The current project is aimed at:
1) supporting the needs of the overall ESA projects ICAPS (Interaction in Cosmic and Atmospheric Particle Systems) and IPE (ICAPS Precursor Experiment) in basic data and utilisation of thermo-, diffisio- and photophoretic forces;
2) development of particle tracking software;
3) development and tests of components of the breadboards for particle observation.

Satellite(s) or flight opportunity(ies):

Bremen Drop-Tower campaigns;
IPE: Microgravity Science Glove Box (MSG) in the American laboratory Destiny of the International Space Station;
ICAPS: Russian module of the International Space Station.

Field of research:

Physical Science: Fluid dynamics and surface tension, multi-component systems

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