Title

Polymer processing in microgravity: An overview

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2001

Abstract

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.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

ACS Symposium Series

First Page

2

Last Page

15

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS