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  • Main Title Skull melting of synthetic minerals


  • Author: Scott, S.D.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Hull, D.E.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Herrick, C.C.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
    Place of Publication: New Mexico


  • Creation: 1977-12-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Direct high-frequency induction melting of dielectric materials in a water-cooled cage has been developed in the LASL synthetic minerals program. Molten material is contained in a skull, i.e., sintered shell, of its own composition so the traditional problems associated with refractory melt contamination are essentially eliminated. Preliminary analyses of power input, cage design, and coil geometry are discussed. Initial experimental results on the preparation of polycrystalline ingots, single crystals, and glasses are presented along with possible applications of this technique.
  • Physical Description: Pages: 24


  • Keyword: Hafnium Compounds
  • Keyword: Actinide Compounds
  • Keyword: Magnesium Oxides
  • Keyword: Oxides
  • Keyword: Glass
  • Keyword: Phase Transformations
  • Keyword: Minerals
  • Keyword: Chalcogenides
  • Keyword: Transition Element Compounds
  • Keyword: Melting
  • Keyword: Hafnium Oxides
  • Keyword: Monocrystals
  • Keyword: Magnesium Compounds
  • Keyword: Alkaline Earth Metal Compounds
  • Keyword: Zirconium Oxides
  • Keyword: Crystals
  • Keyword: Silicon Compounds
  • Keyword: Oxygen Compounds
  • Keyword: Thorium Oxides
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • Keyword: Polycrystals
  • Keyword: Zirconium Compounds 360201* -- Ceramics, Cermets, & Refractories-- Preparation & Fabrication
  • Keyword: Thorium Compounds
  • Keyword: Magnesium Silicates
  • Keyword: Silicates
  • Keyword: Induction


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: LA-7080-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/5201257
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5201257
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1061426


  • Display Note: Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.