Zeolites A, X and silicalite were grown during the 16-day United States Microgravity Laboratory number 2 mission. The zeolite A and X crystals were in general larger in dimension (10-50%), but not substantially different in crystal perfection as measured by their lattice parameters. However, they were significantly smoother as indicated by atomic force microscopy. Zeolite # and silicalite were only slightly larger in size, but appeared to have different distributions of aluminum atoms as determined by selective catalytic reactions.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings|
|State||Published - 1999|
|Event||The 1998 MRS Spring Meeting - Symposium on 'Materials in Space-Science, Technology and Exploration' - Boston, MA, USA|
Duration: Nov 29 1998 → Dec 2 1998