Materials processing in magnetic levitation furnaces

Kohki Takahashi, Iwao Mogi, Tetsuya Onogi, Satoshi Awaji, Mitsuhiro Motokawa, Kazuo Watanabe

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The magnetic levitation for diamagnetic materials provides a quasi-microgravity condition and enables containerless melting for materials synthesis. Laser furnaces have been developed and containerless melting experiments under the magnetic levitation condition were performed so far. In order to perform a homogeneous heating of a levitating sample, which was difficult in laser furnaces, a new magnetic levitation furnace has been developed using an electric furnace. Spherical samples of a cycloolefin polymer were obtained by using this furnace under the magnetic levitation condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-349
Number of pages4
JournalScience and Technology of Advanced Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May


  • Containerless melting
  • Electric furnace
  • Magnetic levitation
  • Microgravity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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