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Trends and opportunities in basic research in microgravity materials processing

Chattopadhyay, K (2000) Trends and opportunities in basic research in microgravity materials processing. In: Current Science, 79 (3). pp. 328-334.


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Internationally the microgravity materials research has reached a matured state with several innovative programmes by different space agencies. The present article highlights underlying scientific issues that some of these programmes aim to address. The article strives to show that some of these issues are basic in nature and provides knowledge base which are of importance to materials processing in general. These space experiments provide a challenge to the Indian scientists to launch a fruitful initiative.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy Of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1699

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