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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering | Aims and Scope: Microgravity Science and Technology

Aims and Scope: Microgravity Science and Technology

Microgravity Science and TechnologyAn International Journal for Microgravity and Space Exploration Related Research is a is a peer-reviewed scientific journal concerned with all topics, experimental as well as theoretical, related to research carried out under conditions of altered gravity.

Microgravity Science and Technology publishes papers dealing with studies performed on and prepared for platforms that provide real microgravity conditions (such as drop towers, parabolic flights, sounding rockets, reentry capsules and orbiting platforms), and on ground-based facilities aiming to simulate microgravity conditions on earth (such as levitrons, clinostats, random positioning machines, bed rest facilities, and micro-scale or neutral buoyancy facilities) or providing artificial gravity conditions (such as centrifuges).

Data from preparatory tests, hardware and instrumentation developments, lessons learnt as well as theoretical gravity-related considerations are welcome. Included science disciplines with gravity-related topics are:

−    materials science
−    fluid mechanics
−    process engineering
−    physics
−    chemistry
−    heat and mass transfer
−    gravitational biology
−    radiation biology
−    exobiology and astrobiology
−    human physiology

Microgravity Science and Technology contains original scientific articles and notes as well as extended review papers on selected topics from the fields defined above. Contributions from fundamental and application oriented research are invited as well.

Commonly used title abbreviations: MST, Microgravity Sci. Technol., MICROGRAVITY SCI TEC