From the end of February, the team at ICMATE-Genova, composed by Libero Liggieri, Francesca Ravera and Eva Santini, will be supporting the PASTA (Particle-Stabilized Emulsions) experiment onboard the International Space Station.

The experiment is part of an international (EU, USA, Russia, Japan) project, coordinated by ICMATE and funded by ESA, participated by academic and industrial partners.

During about 4 months, the experiment will be using the Soft Matter Dynamics (SMD) equipment, developed by ESA, to study the effects of surfactants on the mechanisms responsible for the stabilization of emulsions, exploiting the simplified weightlessness conditions of the ISS.

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