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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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
Issue number4 A
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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