Education and promotion of space research

Experiment Kulonovskiy Kristall


Study of dynamic and structural characteristics of the coulomb systems formed by the charged dispersed diamagnetic macroparticles in the magnetic trap; investigation of the following processes onboard the ISS RS: the condensed dust media - coulomb crystals and coulomb liquids formation by the charged macroparticles.


Video imaging of dynamics of the assembly of the charged diamagnetic macroparticles 100, 200, 300 and 400 m in size in antiprobkotron magnetic field with Bmax ~ 0.14 Tesla in microgravity.

Science Equipment Used:

  • Power supply and control unit;
  • Electromagnet unit;
  • Replaceable containers;
  • Fuse set;
  • Cable set.

Experiment Results:

Magnetic video cassettes returned to the ground with video data and session protocols filled in by operators.

Expected Results:

  • SE results can be used during the development of the advanced current sources for spacecraft based on photovoltaic cells.
  • Study of the dispersed material control features using a magnetic field in microgravity.
  • Evaluation of a capability of contactless retention of different media (solid, liquid and dispersion) by means of nonuniform magnetic field when performing different technological operations in microgravity.

ISS Crew

Shannon Walker WALKER

leg Novitskiy Novitskiy

Petr Dubrov Dubrov

Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei

Michael Hopkins Hopkins

Victor Glover Glover

Soichi Noguchi Noguchi