Zeolite crystal growth in space

A. Sacco, N. Bac, J. Warzywoda, G. Rossetti, M. Valcheva-Traykova

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-254
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1999
EventThe 1998 MRS Spring Meeting - Symposium on 'Materials in Space-Science, Technology and Exploration' - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 29 1998Dec 2 1998


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