Polymer processing in microgravity: An overview
Understanding how polymer processing can be different in microgravity requires an understanding of how gravity can affect polymer reactions and processes. We review here the fundamentals of buoyancy-driven (Rayleigh-Bénard) and surface-tension driven (Marangoni) convection. We consider the polymer processes that are affected by convection and review polymer experiments that demonstrate convective effects in 1 g and microgravity.
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ACS Symposium Series
Downey, J., & Pojman, J. (2001). Polymer processing in microgravity: An overview. ACS Symposium Series, 793, 2-15. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2001-0793.ch001