The effect of microgravity on the composition of SHS products of the mixture NiO + Ni + Al + WC
Sanin, V. N., et al. (2009). "The effect of microgravity on the composition of SHS products of the mixture NiO + Ni + Al + WC." Inorganic Materials 45 6: 635-644
The structure formation of the liquid-phase products of the synthesis of the model SHS mixture of the thermite type NiO + Ni + Al under microgravity conditions aboard the International Space Station ALPHA is investigated. Comparative investigations of the microstructure and chemical and phase compositions of synthesis products formed on the Earth and under microgravity conditions are performed. In the process of terrestrial experiments, the main attention was paid to the search for optimal compositions capable of burning under reduced pressure with a minimal spread of combustion products.