2004 Volume 45 Issue 12 Pages 3235-3240
The microgravity environment offers considerable advantages for the measurement of thermophysical properties, in particular for hightemperature metallic melts. The absence of convection and the possibility for containerless processing are the two major benefits. This paper reviews past microgravity experiments dealing with thermophysical property measurements and discusses the methods used. The trend for future microgravity experiments will also be addressed.