Manufacturing polymer thin films in a micro-gravity environment
- Vera, Ivan
- Feb 1, 1987.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
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- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- This project represents Venezuela's first scientific experiment in space. The apparatus for the automatic casting of two polymer thin films will be contained in NASA's Payload No. G-559 of the Get Away Special program for a future orbital space flight in the U.S. Space Shuttle. Semi-permeable polymer membranes have important applications in a variety of fields, such as medicine, energy, and pharmaceuticals and in general fluid separation processes, such as reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, and electrodialysis. The casting of semi-permeable membranes in space will help to identify the roles of convection in determining the structure of these membranes.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19870010871.
Accession ID: 87N20304.
NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center The 1986 Get Away Special Experimenter's Symposium; p 9-14.
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