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« Reply #195 on: September 28, 2007, 08:06:29 pm »

According to Geoffrey A. Ozin.
An extension of this research has led the Ozin group to earth-based 1G and space-based µG investigations of the synthesis and crystal growth of their self-assembling nanoporous electronic materials. This work has been funded by the Canadian Space Agency over the period 1993-1996. The essence of this project, is to take advantage of the fact that deleterious sedimentation and convection effects that abound in their earth-based synthesis-crystal growth experiments, do not exist under the quiescent state of a microgravity-based analogous experiment. In this way the group hopes to be able to "harvest in space", larger and higher quality crystals of their nanoporous semiconductors, that are as free as possible of the unwanted crystal defects that generally form in their earth-grown crystal samples. Achievement of this goal is expected to enhance the electrical conductivity and optical properties of their crystals which should improve their efficacy for future semiconductor device applications envisaged for these materials.

As we have all researched, here at atlantis online. Crystals store energy.
It doesn't have to be just crystals that can be grown though.

This materials chemistry microgravity experiment will be one of the first of its kind to perform a simultaneous synthesis and growth procedure in space. The experiment will be fully automated. The specially designed reactor will perform 38 synthesis-material growth experiments with comprehensive on-board computer recording of the progress of the entire system. Prototype experiments have been optimized in the Ozin group laboratory. Once the space-grown samples are recovered, the reaction profiles of the experiments will be evaluated and the syntheses will be immediately duplicated under earth-based conditions. Analysis of a wide range of the physicochemical properties of the space and earth-generated nanoporous semiconductor crystals will allow the group to evaluate the effects of microgravity on the synthesis-material growth process.

This microgravity experiment has the official name NANOGAS (in the jargon of the Canadian Space Agency, the experiment is referred to as a "Get-Away-Special"). It is a joint venture between the Canadian Space Agency (funding, technical support), Communication Development in New Brunswick (flight hardware), the U. of T. Chemistry Department (facilities, services) and the Ozin group. The experiment was carried on a NASA Space Shuttle flight in May 1996, STS-77. The samples were recovered later and the ground and space-based samples will be analyzed over a period of about six months. The results of this research will be announced towards the end of 1996.

 Smiley Problem here is, after 1996 not a word of this has been mentioned.
Musta worked huh?

In short as we covered already.
SAM reagents are used for electrochemical, optical and other detection systems. Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) are uni-directional layers formed on a solid surface by spontaneous organization of molecules. Thiol compounds and gold is one of the well-established combinations. Research areas include electron transfer mechanisms of proteins, molecular layers and biosensors. Dojindo offers SAM reagents with various functional groups and chain lengths.
Let's reveiw what make this work in our experiment using a SAM form of metal rubber.

Of course the primary materials will be mined from asteroids.
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