In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­al Physics in Space

Liftoff of the Mapheus sounding rocket
Lift-off of the Mapheus sound­ing rock­et
Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Lift-off of the Mapheus sounding rocket

Eex­per­i­ments by the In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­als Physics in space are be­ing launched for a flight in­to mi­cro­grav­i­ty on board the Mapheus-7 sound­ing rock­et.

The Institute for Materials Physics in Space investigates the properties of melts and their solidification on all length scales using theoretical and experimental methods. The aim is to predict the properties of materials from this knowledge and thus enable material design from the melt. Through comparative experiments in space and on Earth, gravity-driven phenomena such as convection, sedimentation and buoyancy become accessible to experimental determination, a prerequisite for the development of physical models for the quantitative description of solidification processes

Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)

    In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­als Physics in Space, Head of In­sti­tute
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-2667
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Köln
    Contact
Locations and Offices
Köln
  • Locations and Offices
  • Köln
Facts / Institutes
  • Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    16

    In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­al Physics in Space: num­ber of PhD stu­dents (2018)

  • Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    16
    2018
Facts / Institutes
  • 142,65
    207

    In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­al Physics in Space: num­ber of jour­nal con­tri­bu­tions from – 31 per­cent of which in open ac­cess (2014 to 2018)

  • 142,65
    142
    number of non-open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
  • 142,65
    65
    number of open access journal contributions from 2014 to 2018 (31 percent)
Facts / Institutes
  • 16,58
    74

    In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­al Physics in Space: num­ber of em­ploy­ees (2019)

  • 16,58
    16
    Female
  • 16,58
    58
    Male

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