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Platforms for Gravitational Research

  • Meike Wiedemann
  • Florian P. M. Kohn
  • Harald Roesner
  • Wolfgang R. L. Hanke
Part of the Nonlinear Physical Science book series (NPS)

Abstract

A variety of platforms has been developed to do experiments under micro and macrogravity. For macrogravity experiments a modified laboratory centrifuge can be used without significant temporal limitations. g-values up to some ten g are usually sufficient for biological studies and can be easily obtained in such a centrifuge. A centrifuge developed in our lab is described at the end of this chapter.

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References

  1. Friedrich U.L.D., Joop O., Pütz C., Willich G., 1996, The slow rotating centrifuge microscope NIZEMI: a versatile instrument for terrestrial hyper gravity and space microgravity research in biology and material science, J Biotech, 47, 225–238.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Higher Education Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Meike Wiedemann
    • 1
  • Florian P. M. Kohn
    • 1
  • Harald Roesner
    • 2
  • Wolfgang R. L. Hanke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology (230)University of Hohenheim MembramephysiologyStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany

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