MRS Proc. 1998 DOI: 10.1557/proc-551-235 View full text
J.C. Lacombe, M.B. Koss, A.O. Lupulescu, J.E. Frei, M.E. Glicksman

Abstract: AbstractExactly one year ago, the Isothermal Dendritic Growth Experiment (IDGE) completed its third and final orbital space flight aboard the United States Microgravity Payload (USMP) on STS-87. The IDGE conducted 180 experiments on dendritic growth in 5-9's succinonitrile (SCN), a BCC material used on USMP-2 and USMP-3, and over 100 experiments on 4-9's pivalic acid (PVA), an FCC material used on USMP-4. IDGE film and telemetry data provide benchmark tip velocity and radii versus supercooling for critically t…

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