In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­al Physics in Space

Liftoff of the Mapheus sounding rocket
Lift-off of the Mapheus sound­ing rock­et
Credit: DLR (CC BY-NC-ND 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.-Ing. Daniela Zander
    Di­rec­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­al Physics in Space
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-1330
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Cologne
    Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Florian Kargl
    Vice Di­rec­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­al Physics in Space
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-2064
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Cologne
    Contact
Locations
Köln
  • 112,122
    234

    In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­al Physics in Space: num­ber of ISI/Sco­pus peer-re­viewed pub­li­ca­tions (2016-2020)

  • 112,122
    112
    ISI/Scopus peer-reviewed publications (open access)
  • 112,122
    122
    ISI/Scopus peer-reviewed publications (restricted)
  • 15,41
    56

    In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­al Physics in Space: num­ber of em­ploy­ees (2020)

  • 15,41
    15
    Female
  • 15,41
    41
    Male
  • 131,144
    275

    In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­al Physics in Space: num­ber of peer-re­viewed jour­nal con­tri­bu­tions (2016-2020)

  • 131,144
    131
    peer-reviewed articles (open access)
  • 131,144
    144
    peer-reviewed articles (restricted)

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