Preliminary analysis of Diffusion Coefficient Measurements in ternary mIXtures 4 (DCMIX4) experiment on board the International Space Station

  • A. MialdunEmail author
  • H. Bataller
  • M. M. Bou-Ali
  • M. Braibanti
  • F. Croccolo
  • A. Errarte
  • J. M. Ezquerro
  • J. J. Fernández
  • Yu. Gaponenko
  • L. García-Fernández
  • J. Rodríguez
  • V. Shevtsova
Regular Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Thermal Non-Equilibrium Phenomena in Soft Matter


In the frame of the Diffusion Coefficient Measurements in ternary mIXtures 4 (DCMIX4) project the thermodiffusion experiments were conducted on the International Space Station (ISS) in the Selectable Optical Diagnostics Instrument (SODI) which is on orbit since 2009. We describe the results of the preliminary analysis of images downloaded during the execution of DCMIX4 in order to check the quality of the running experiments and, if needed, adjust the experiment parameters for the following runs. The quick analysis of raw data showed that they are meaningful and will allow to obtain the transport coefficients of examined ternary and binary mixtures.

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Topical issue: Thermal Non-Equilibrium Phenomena in Soft Matter 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Mialdun
    • 1
    Email author
  • H. Bataller
    • 2
  • M. M. Bou-Ali
    • 3
  • M. Braibanti
    • 4
  • F. Croccolo
    • 2
  • A. Errarte
    • 3
  • J. M. Ezquerro
    • 5
  • J. J. Fernández
    • 5
  • Yu. Gaponenko
    • 1
  • L. García-Fernández
    • 2
    • 6
  • J. Rodríguez
    • 5
  • V. Shevtsova
    • 1
  1. 1.MRC, CP 165/62Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Laboratoire des Fluides Complexes et leurs RéservoirsIPRA UMR5150 E2S-Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA) / CNRS / TOTALAngletFrance
  3. 3.Mechanical and Manufacturing DepartmentMondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa (MGEP)MondragonSpain
  4. 4.European Space Agency (ESA), ESTECNoordwijkThe Netherlands
  5. 5.E-USOC, Ciencias y Operaciones AeroespacialesUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  6. 6.Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES)ParisFrance

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