Finding Aid for the Carl Scott Papers (#2018-0007)
Carl Douglas Scott received his B.A. degree in physics from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He joined NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) in Houston in 1963 after he completed service in the U.S. Navy. During his career at NASA in Houston, Scott worked in the areas of arc jet flow diagnostics; aerothermodynamics; surface catalytic effects on entry heating; and on production, diagnostics, and modeling of single wall carbon nanotubes. He was a lecturer for a number of short courses on hypersonics and flow diagnostics in the U.S. and Europe. He served as co-chair of several workshops hosted by NASA, Rice University, and the Air Force on growth mechanisms of single-wall carbon nanotubes. Scott’s specialty areas of research included: hypersonic aerothermodyanmics; high enthalpy flow diagnostics; chemical reaction modeling of carbon nanotube production, hydrogen microwave plasmas, and arc jet flow; technical report writing; plasma spectroscopy. Carl Scott retired from NASA Johnson Space Center in December 2005. Since retirement, he has continued to support NASA as a consultant with Jacobs Technology, who is a contractor for NASA Johnson Space Center. This collection consists of technical experiment data, notes and calculations, presentations, correspondence, and personal data, created and used by Dr. Carl Scott throughout his time working at NASA Johnson Space Center.