Due to the undesired impact of gravity, experimental studies of energy-dissipative gaseous systems are difficult to carry out on ground. In the past several years, we developed a series of experimental devices suitable for various kinds of microgravity platforms. The central idea adopted in our devices is to use long-range magnetic forces to excite all the particles within the system. Through the development of our devices, different component configurations, excitation protocols, and image-capturing methods have been tried and optimized to achieve best excitation and the maximum capability for data analysis.

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