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ESA activities, Center for X-ray Analytics, Empa
2015-2026: ESA PRODEX “Thermophysical and structural properties of Bulk Metallic Glasses: X-ray assisted design in materials processing and opportunities for space applications”
connected to the ELIPS program in physical sciences, PI: Antonia Neels
2021-2025: Euro Material Ageing: SESAME
. ESA initiative for exposing new materials to space conditions for the later evaluation of space-defects.
We investigate Si-nanowire systems, and Pd-and Pt-based bulk metallic glasses (BMGs). PI: Antonia Neels
The EURECA satellite (video) at Empa: investigating space defects
Publications: “Investigation of the European Retrievable Carrier (EURECA) at different scales by means of X-ray radiography and computed tomography” M. Plamondon, C. Stritt, S. Kolokytha, T. Lüthi, R. Kaufmann, K. Zweiacker, A. Flisch, A. Neels, Proc. 7th Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography ICT 2017, Leuven, Belgium, 6 pp.
“Workshop on Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for Space” and “Introduction to Non-Destructive Analysis and X-ray Imaging”
2021: Establishing the "ROADMAP FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE IN SPACE", lead at ESA: Wim Sillekens
Member of the evaluation board "Open Space Innovation Platform – OSIP" of ESA, Alex Dommann