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MSS goes Space: Experiment with MSS participation on the ISS

Astronaut conducts Cornell experiment on the space station  – Cornell Cronicle, Dec. 16. 2019.
Orbiting 250 miles above the Earth on the International Space Station, astronaut and station commander Luca Parmitano conducted the experiment „Inertial Spreading and Imbibition of a Liquid Drop Through Porous Surface“ designed by Professor Michel Louge, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell university, on Dec. 11.  MSS collaborated by developing an experimental technique to produce large fluid drops in microgravity and testing the apparatus in drop tower experiments.
A detailed descripton of  the experiment is provided on the project’s web site at Cornell.
For some details on the MSS contribution see Laura Steub, Jonathan Kollmer, Derek Paxson, Achim Sack, Thorsten Pöschel, John Bartlett, Douglas Berman, Yaateh Richardson, and Michel Y. Louge, Microgravity spreading of water spheres on hydrophobic capillary plates,  EPJ Web of Conferences 140, 16001 (2017).

Kollaps führt zu Clustern

MSS paper in „Nature Communications Physics“

„Inelastic collapse of perfectly inelastic particles“