Ice Crystal Experiment, Facet Experiment, Ice Crystal 2 Experiment, and Nano Step Experiment are crystal growth experiments. They both aim to reveal the pattern formation of crystal growth under convection free microgravity condition. The crystal growth processes under various conditions were observed in situ by using amplitude modulation microscope and Mach-Zehnder type interferometers.
|Logo||Short Title||Investigation Title||Start||End|
|ice||Pattern Formation during Ice Crystal Growth||2008-12-01||2009-02-18|
|facet||Investigation on Mechanism of Faceted Cellular Array Growth||2010-08-20||2010-10-18|
|ice2||Crystal growth mechanisms associated with the macromolecules adsorbed at a growing interface: Microgravity effect for self-oscillatory growth||2013-11-17||2014-06-23|
|nanostep||In-situ observation of growth mechanisms of protein crystals and their perfection under microgravity||2012-08-02||2012-12-14|