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Pure Appl. Chem., 2000, Vol. 72, No. 11, pp. 2127-2136

Properties of high-temperature melts using levitation

Paul C. Nordine*, J. K. Richard Weber and Johan G. Abadie

Containerless Research, Inc., 906 University Place, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA

Abstract: Containerless conditions allow well-controlled investigation of liquids at high temperatures. Levitation methods used for this purpose are reviewed, and their application is illustrated by discussion of the properties and behavior of deeply undercooled yttrium-aluminum-oxide melts.