Dresden 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm
CPP 65.1: Hauptvortrag
Freitag, 24. März 2017, 09:30–10:00, HÜL 186
Liquid Crystals in Microgravity — •Ralf Stannarius — Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Experiments under microgravity allow to study dynamic processes in thin freely suspended liquid films in air, as well as freely floating bubbles of smectic liquid crystals. These are representative for quasi-twodimensional liquids. Shape dynamics, film rupture, and mobility and interactions of inclusions in quasi-2D emulsions are topics of scientific interest in these unique fluid structures. Results from parabolic flights, a suborbital rocket flight, and an ISS experiment are presented.