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Ekoplasma - The Future of Complex Plasma Research in Space

Thomas, Hubertus M. and Knapek, Christina and Huber, Peter and Mohr, Daniel P. and Zähringer, Erich and Molotkov, Vladimir and Lipaev, Andrey and Konopka, Uwe and Fortov, Vladimir (2017) Ekoplasma - The Future of Complex Plasma Research in Space. Joint Conference ISPS-7 and ELGRA-25, 2.-6.October 2017, Juan le Pins, France. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Ekoplasma project, a Russian-German cooperation, is the future laboratory for the Investigation of complex plasmas under microgravity conditions on the International Space Station (ISS) after 2020. The essential part of Ekoplasma is the newly developed Zyflex chamber – a large, cylindrical plasma chamber with parallel, rf-driven electrodes and a flexible inner geometry. It is designed to extend the accessible experimental parameter range and to allow an independent control of the plasma parameters, therefore increasing the experimental possibilities and expected knowledge gain significantly. Further, a 3D optical diagnostic will allow for the study of particle Dynamics in 3D realtime. Possible future research topics include e.g. Phase transitions, the dynamics of liquids, Phase separation, or turbulence. The experimental setup and the current project status will be presented, as well as results of experiments on earth and in parabolic flights which show the scientific possibilities of this new laboratory. This work and some of the authors are funded by DLR/BMWi (FKZ 50WM1441).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/114605/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Ekoplasma - The Future of Complex Plasma Research in Space
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Thomas, Hubertus M.Hubertus.Thomas (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Knapek, ChristinaChristina.Knapek (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Huber, PeterP.Huber (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mohr, Daniel P.daniel.mohr (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zähringer, Ericherich.zaehringer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Molotkov, Vladimirjoint institute for high temperatures, ras, moscowUNSPECIFIED
Lipaev, Andreyjoint institute for high temperatures, ras, moscowUNSPECIFIED
Konopka, Uweuniversity of auburn, usaUNSPECIFIED
Fortov, Vladimirjoint institute for high temperatures, ras, moscowUNSPECIFIED
Date:4 October 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Unpublished
Keywords:complex Plasmas, microgravity Research, physical sciences, Ekoplasma
Event Title:Joint Conference ISPS-7 and ELGRA-25
Event Location:Juan le Pins, France
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2.-6.October 2017
Organizer:ESA
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 und Mikrogravitation (MuM)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Materials Physics in Space > Research Group Complex Plasma
Deposited By: Thomas, Dr. Hubertus M.
Deposited On:10 Oct 2017 18:02
Last Modified:10 Oct 2017 18:02

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