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X-RISE - A Multifunctional X-ray Radiography Device for Parabolic Flights and Laboratory Use

Klein, Stefan and Bräuer, Dirk and Becker, Maike and Knipstein, Alexander and Meckel, Sebastian and Sondermann, Elke and Kargl, Florian (2016) X-RISE - A Multifunctional X-ray Radiography Device for Parabolic Flights and Laboratory Use. In: International Journal of Microgravity Science and Application, 33 (4), p. 330405. The Japan Society of Microgravity Application. 6th International Symposion on Physical Science in Space (ISPS-6), 14.-18. Sept. 2015, Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. DOI: 10.15011//jasma.33.330405 ISSN 0915-3616

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Abstract

A multifunctional X-ray radiography device for parabolic flights and lab-based research is presented. Based on the technology Demonstrator X-ray radiography facility DIXI for the Materials Science Laboratory aboard the International Space Station, the full 90◦ tiltability of the facility enables to change the gravity vector with respect to the sample orientation, providing the tunability of the impact of the gravitational force on the investigated processes. The acronym X-RISE - X-Ray Investigations in Space Environment - unifies our research activities by utilizing a X-ray micro-radiography facility for different experiment classes with the need for microgravity environment namely solidification research, diffusion experiments, and the dynamics of granular matter upon compaction. A commercial actively pumped microfocus transmission X-ray source by Viscom AG delivers up to 20W X-ray power at 100 kV acceleration voltage. It is combined with different experiment cartridges and detector modules. The facility is classified as a fully-protected radiography equipment according to German and French radiation safety laws. Besides its use aboard parabolic flights it is also a powerful terrestrial research facility. The technological possibilities of X-RISE for material science research are presented within this paper. Moreover examples of recent parabolic flight experiments focusing on different science areas are presented to highlight the capabilities of this facility.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/110108/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Title:X-RISE - A Multifunctional X-ray Radiography Device for Parabolic Flights and Laboratory Use
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Klein, Stefaninsitut für materialphysik im weltraumUNSPECIFIED
Bräuer, Dirkdirk.braeuer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Becker, Maikemaike.becker (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Knipstein, Alexanderrheinische fachhochschule kölnUNSPECIFIED
Meckel, SebastianZentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften der Universität BremenUNSPECIFIED
Sondermann, Elkeelke.sondermann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kargl, Florianflorian.kargl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Microgravity Science and Application
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:33
DOI :10.15011//jasma.33.330405
Page Range:p. 330405
Publisher:The Japan Society of Microgravity Application
Series Name:ISPS-6 Proceedings
ISSN:0915-3616
Status:Published
Keywords:In-situ X-ray radiography, Solidification, Diffusion, Metallic alloys, Granular matter
Event Title:6th International Symposion on Physical Science in Space (ISPS-6)
Event Location:Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:14.-18. Sept. 2015
Organizer:The Japan Society of Microgravity Application and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Materialforschung unter Mikro-g (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Materials Physics in Space
Deposited By: Becker, Maike
Deposited On:02 Jan 2017 11:36
Last Modified:02 Jan 2017 11:36

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