Advanced Processing of Zinc Sulfide (ZnS) Materials to be Implemented into Displays (diZplay)

research area: materials sciences

experiment title:

Advanced Processing of Zinc Sulfide (ZnS) Materials to be Implemented into Displays

experiment acronym: diZplay

funding agency: DLR (INNOspace Initiative)

grant number: 50RP1509

performing organization:

ZARM - University of Bremen

prime investigator:

Dr. Martin Castillo

experiment objective

abstract

The study of the processing-structure-properties-performance relationships of Zinc Sulfide (ZnS) doped materials and the paradigm to improve efficiency of these materials is the focus of the diZplay project. This project implements material synthesis in microgravity conditions to suppress convection and buoyancy driven forces during the synthesis of materials. The combination of advanced synthesis techniques and numerical analysis of optimal structures yields high-efficient ZnS materials. Materials such as low attenuation loss glasses, electroluminescent materials, bone replacement materials, advance ceramics, and crystallographic aligned metals are just a few examples where advanced synthesis in low gravity have proved to increase efficiency in these materials. High-efficient ZnS doped materials are a candidate to be implemented into advanced displays.

experiment campaigns

experiment year: 2017
number of drops: 72
number of catapult launches: 8

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