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Isothermal furnace for long-term in-situ and real-time X-radiography solidification experiments

Wegener, Mareike and Dreißigacker, Christoph and Becker, Maike and Kargl, F (2021) Isothermal furnace for long-term in-situ and real-time X-radiography solidification experiments. Review of Scientific Instruments, 92 (3), 035114. American Institute of Physics (AIP). doi: 10.1063/5.0037398. ISSN 0034-6748.

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A new x-ray isothermal furnace has been developed, suitable for in situ observations of semi-solid processes including the transition from dendritic to globulitic grain morphology and grain coarsening in metallic samples. A homogeneous, isothermal temperature field is achieved using a novel heater concept. The furnace structure is sandwich-like with heating elements positioned in the beam line and parallel to the sample. Planar heat transfer to the sample enables measurements with low cooling rates and a minimized temperature gradient. Cooling rates from 0.1 to 15 K min-1 can be controlled in the temperature range 1170-670 K. The furnace setup is integrable in the existing rotatable laboratory x-ray facility (X-RISE) at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). In this setup, an effective pixel size of 3 mum and a field of view of 8 mm in diameter can be achieved. Preliminary solidification and semi-solid experiments in the hypo-eutectic alloy systems Al-Ge and Al-Cu, inoculated with Al-5Ti-1B grain refiner, are presented. They indicate a very uniform temperature distribution in the sample.

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Title:Isothermal furnace for long-term in-situ and real-time X-radiography solidification experiments
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Becker, MaikeUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6732-5411UNSPECIFIED
Kargl, FInstitut für Materialphysik im Weltraum, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), 51170 Köln, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:23 March 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Review of Scientific Instruments
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:035114
Publisher:American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Keywords:solidification, X-radiography, isothermal furnace, microgravity research
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt MAPHEUS (old), R - Material Design and New Materials, R - Materials Research and Microgravity (MuM)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Materials Physics in Space
Deposited By: Kargl, Dr Florian
Deposited On:30 Mar 2021 20:52
Last Modified:28 Mar 2023 23:59

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