The paper discusses the potential effects of space environment on solidification; reviews the previous solidification experiments in space and suggests new-experiments. The proposed experiments in space include (a) breakdown of planar interfaces in transparent systems, (b) thermal perturbations ahead of interfaces, (c) dendrite spacings, (d) fragmentation of dendrites and their transport, (e) solute concentration profiles in castings, (f) maximum undercoolings in alloy melts under containerless conditions; ultrafine structures produced on freezing of highly under-cooled melts, (g) preparation of wires and ribbons from alloys; solidification in ultrathin films and (h) dendritic shrinkage.
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