Containerless melting of glass by magnetic levitation method

Naoyuki Kitamura, Masaki Makihara, Miho Hamai, Takayuki Sato, Iwao Mogi, Satoshi Awaji, Kazuo Watanabe, Mitsuhiro Motokawa

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Abstract

The Melting of glass materials levitated in high magnetic fields has been carried out without a crucible by using a hybrid magnet and a CO2 laser. A cubic glass with 6 mm sides has become a complete sphere through melting and cooling in the air. This new method will provide opportunities for obtaining high-purity and new heterogeneous materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L324-L326
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Volume39
Issue number4 A
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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