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Drop Your Thesis! 2016 - Breakteam
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- Title Drop Your Thesis! 2016 - Breakteam
- Released: 28/10/2016
- Length 00:02:56
- Language English, Italian, Spanish
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright ESA
Break team from Queen Mary University of London and University of Seville during the 2016 Drop Your Thesis! programme launch campaign at the ZARM Drop Tower in Bremen, Germany.
The team focused their experiments on the process of colloidal liquids thinning and subsequent breaking, a phenomenon important in printing processes such as inkjet as well as some 3D printing technologies. Understanding the physics behind liquid break up in the absence of gravity will eventually help scientists and engineers develop suitable technologies for Solar system exploration purposes, where using in situ resources will be key to manufacturing structures off the Earth.