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    NASA "M555 Single Crystal Growth Container" as Used in a Skylab Experiment. A metal cabinet of 15.5" x 10" (with handle) x 11" deep. The part number is given as "95M11020-1" and the serial number as "102". There are various connectors and a switch on the top. May not be complete inside (see second image). From NASA publication EP-107 titled "Skylab: A Guidebook", we quote information about this experiment: "M555, GaAs Crystal Growth - Grow single crystals of gallium arsenide of exceptionally high chemical purity and crystalline perfection. GaAs will dissolve in liquid gallium metal at the hot end (750° C or 1382° F) of a quartz tube; crystals will form on seed crystals at the cold end (550° C or 1022° F) of the tube. The tube will be opened for crystal analysis after return to Earth. Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Rubenstein, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Flown status unknown. Fine

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    November, 2017
    10th Friday
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