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Feasibility of Investigating Mineralization Processes Under Simulated Microgravity Free Convectionless Conditions in Unit Gravity Environment With Implication on Bone Mineral Density

Abstract The overall goal of this research project was to assess the feasibility of investigating the effects of microgravity on mineralization systems in unit gravity environments. If possible to perform these studies in unit gravity earth environments, such as earth, such systems can offer markedly less costly and more concerted research efforts to study these vitally important systems. Expected outcomes from easily accessible test environments and more tractable studies include the development of more advanced and adaptive material systems, including biological systems, particularly as humans ponder human exploration in deep space. The specific focus of the research was the design and development of a prototypical experimental test system that co... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Seyedmadani, Kimia (Author) / Pizziconi, Vincent (Advisor) / Towe, Bruce (Committee member) / Alford, Terry (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomedical engineering / Biophysics / BMD / Calcite / Growth / microgravity / Nucleaction / unit gravity
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 158 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Bioengineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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