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. Andreas Meyer
    Di­rec­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­al Physics in Space
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-2667

    Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Florian Kargl
    Vice Di­rec­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­al Physics in Space
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-2064

    Contact
Locations and Offices
Köln
  • Locations and Offices
  • Köln
  • 16,58
    74

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

  • 16,58
    16
    Female
  • 16,58
    58
    Male
  • Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    16

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

  • Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    16
    2018
  • 80,251
    331

    In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­al Physics in Space: num­ber of pub­li­ca­tions - 24 per­cent of open ac­cess (2014 to 2018)

  • 80,251
    80
    number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018 (24 percent)
  • 80,251
    251
    number of publications of non-open access between 2014 and 2018

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