Polymer Processing in Microgravity: An Overview
Polymers and High Performance Materials
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.
ACS Symposium Series
Downey, J. P.,
Pojman, J. A.
(2001). Polymer Processing in Microgravity: An Overview. ACS Symposium Series, 793, 2-15.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/fac_pubs/16136