Abstract.: This paper describes the European Space Agency (ESA) experiments devoted to study thermodiffusion of fluid mixtures in microgravity environment, where sedimentation and convection do not affect the mass flow induced by the Soret effect. First, the experiments performed on binary mixtures in the IVIDIL and GRADFLEX experiments are described. Then, further experiments on ternary mixtures and complex fluids performed in DCMIX and planned to be performed in the context of the NEUF-DIX project are presented. Finally, multi-component mixtures studied in the SCCO project are detailed. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.].
- Topical issue: Thermal Non-Equilibrium Phenomena in Soft Matter
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Surfaces and Interfaces