November 2022

Ole Miss Aboard the ISS: Manipulating Fluids in Low Gravity

Dr. Likun Zhang, Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Mississippi

How can liquids be contained and controlled in almost-zero gravity? On the International Space Station, with no gravity to force liquids to the bottom of a container, it becomes critical to develop strategies to control and contain the liquids in microgravity environments. The efficient containment and control of liquids in low gravity is essential for NASA's interests on technologies involving two phase fluids (liquids and vapors), including power generation, thermal management, and other aspects of advanced life support. In our lab, we focus on fundamental research on fluid dynamics in low gravity and develop strategies to control liquids using minimal support structures and acoustic waves. In this talk, those technologies will be discussed in addition to recent results from our lab experiments completed on the International Space Station.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Heartbreak Coffee, 265 North Lamar Blvd, Oxford
And via Zoom

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