Mar 4, 2010

USML-2 results

USML-2 and USMP-3 Launch-Plus-One-Year Conference
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

February 10-11, 1997

February 10, 1997

  • 8:00-8:05 Welcome. M. Vlasse and P. Curreri, NASA MSFC
  • 8:05-8:15 Opening Remarks. R. Rhome, M. Lee, S. Davison, NASA HQ

USMP-3 Experiments

  • 8:15-8:55 Effect of gravity-driven convection on solute distribution in lead-tin telluride (AADSF). A. Fripp, NASA LaRC
  • 8:55-9:35 Critical Fluid Light Scattering Experiment (ZENO). R. Gammon, Univ. of Maryland 9:35-10:20 Isothermal Dendritic Growth Experiment (IDGE). M. Glicksman, M. Koss, RPI. 10:20-10:35 Break 10:35-11:20 Study of Interesting SolidificationPhenomena on the Ground and in Space (MEPHISTO). J.J. Favier, CENG

USML-2 Experiments

  • 11:20-12:00 Orbital Processing of High-Quality Cadmium Zinc Telluride Compound Semiconductors (CGF). D. Larson, SUNY
  • 12:00-1:15 Lunch
  • 1:15-1:55 Study of Dopant Segregation Behavior Crystal Growth of GaAs (Gallium Arsenide) in Microgravity (CGF). D. Matthiesen, CWRU
  • 1:55-2:35 Vapor Transport Crystal Growth of Mercury Cadmium Telluride in Microgravity (CGF). H. Wiedemeier, RPI
  • 2:35-3:15 Drop Dynamics Experiment (DPM). T. Wang, Vanderbilt Univ.
  • 3:15-3:30 Break
  • 3:30-4:10 Science and Technology of Surface-Controlled Phenomena (DPM). R. Apfel, Yale Univ.
  • 4:10-4:50 Surface Tension Driven Convection Experiment (STDCE). S. Ostrach, CWRU
  • 4:50-5:30 Geophysical Fluid Flow Cell Experiment (GFFC) J. Hart, Univ. of Colorado
  • 5:30-6:10 Astroculture (ASC). R. Bula, T. Tibbits, Univ. of Wisconsin

February 11, 1997

USML-2 Experiments (contd.)

  • 8:00-8:40 Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA). L. Stodieck, Univ. of Colorado
  • 8:40-9:20 Single-Locker Protein Crystal Growth (SPCG). D. Carter, NASA MSFC
  • 9:20-10:00 Commercial Protein Crystal Growth (CPCG). L. DeLucas, K. Moore, UAB
  • 10:00-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-10:55 Advanced Protein Crystallization Facility (APCF). K. Fuhrmann, ESA; G. Wagner, Univ. of Giessen
  • 10:55-11:35 Zeolite Crystal Growth (ZCG). A. Sacco, WPI
  • 11:35-11:50 Growth of Gallium-Doped Germanium as a Test for Flight Attitude Changes and Interface Demarcation. M. Lichtensteiger, USRA

Glovebox Investigations - USMP-3 (MGBX)

  • 11:50-12:10 Forced Flow Flamespreading Test (FFFT). K. Sacksteder, NASA LeRC
  • 12:10-1:25 Lunch
  • 1:25-1:45 Radiative Ignition and Transition-to-Spread Investigation (RITSI). T. Kashiwagi, NIST
  • 1:45-2:05 Comparative Soot Diagnostics (CSD). D. Urban, NASA LeRC

Glovebox Investigations - USML-2 (GBX)

  • 2:05-2:25 Interface Configuration Experiment (ICE). P. Concus, U.C. - Berkeley
  • 2:25-2:45 Oscillatory Thermocapillary Flow Experiment. (OTFE). Y. Kamotani, CWRU
  • 2:45-3:05 Fiber Supported Droplet Combustion (FSDC). F. Williams, U.C.- San Diego
  • 3:05-3:25 Protein Crystal Growth (PCGG). L. DeLucas, UAB
  • 3:25-3:40 Break
  • 3:40-4:00 Zeolite Crystal Growth (PCGG). A. Sacco, WPI
  • 4:00-4:20 Colloidal Disorder-Order Transition (CDOT). P. Chaikin, Princeton Univ.
  • 4:20-4:40 Particle Dispersion Exper. (PDE). J. Marshall, NASA ARC

Acceleration Measurement Facilities

  • 4:40-5:20 Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS) and Orbital Acceleration Research Experiment. M. Rogers (USMP-3), Tal-Cut/NASA LeRC (OARE), R. Hakimzadeh (USML-2), NASA LeRC
  • 5:20-5:40 3-Dimensional Microgravity Accelerometer (3DMA). J. Bijvoet, UAH


  • 5:40-5:55 Suppression of Transient Accelerations by Levitation Evaluation (STABLE). M. Whorton, NASA MSFC


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For additional information, contact the author, Dr. Marcus Vlasse at Marshall Space Flight Center-ES71, Huntsville, Alabama 35812

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Curator: Bryan Walls
NASA Official: John M. Horack
Updated Jan. 10, 1997