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Versatile Levitation Facility for Structural Investigations of Liquid Metals

Mathiak, Gerhard and Brillo, Jürgen and Egry, Ivan and Hennet, Louis and Pozdnyakova, Irina and Zanghi, Didier and Bytchkov, Aleksei and Thiaudière, Dominique and Price, David L. (2006) Versatile Levitation Facility for Structural Investigations of Liquid Metals. Microgravity Science and Technology, 18, pp. 67-72.

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Abstract

A versatile levitation facility for structural investigations of liquid metals was developed. It consists of a vacuum-tight process chamber containing a nozzle for aerodynamic levitation and a coil for inductive heating. This new technique offers the advantages of the two approaches previously used separately: high sample stability, homogeneous heating and good temperature control enabling easy access to the undercooled state of the sample. The chamber is designed for structural investigations by x-ray diffraction and by x-ray absorption (EXAFS). The levitation facility has been used on beamline ID15 at ESRF in Grenoble. High Energy X-Ray diffraction measurements of liquid Al-based alloys Al-Cu, Al-Fe, Al-Ni, and Al-Ti using an image plate detector were performed. This paper discusses the experimental set-up for both, diffraction and absorption measurements, and presents first results obtained on liquid binary Al-based melts.

Document Type:Article
Title:Versatile Levitation Facility for Structural Investigations of Liquid Metals
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Mathiak, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
Brillo, JürgenUNSPECIFIED
Egry, IvanUNSPECIFIED
Hennet, LouisCRMHT CNRS Orléans
Pozdnyakova, IrinaCRMHT CNRS Orléans
Zanghi, DidierCRMHT CNRS Orléans
Bytchkov, AlekseiCRMHT CNRS Orléans
Thiaudière, DominiqueCRMHT CNRS Orléans
Price, David L.CRMHT CNRS Orléans
Date:2006
Journal or Publication Title:Microgravity Science and Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:18
Page Range:pp. 67-72
Status:Published
Keywords:Aerodynamic Levitation, Inductive Heating, Liquid Metals, Structural Investigations
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen (old)
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Materialforschung unter Mikro-g (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Materials Physics in Space > Institute of Space Simulation > Center for Solidification of Undercooled Melts (ZEUS)
Deposited By: Ingeborg Parpart
Deposited On:07 Aug 2007
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 14:12

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