Levitating Laser Heating Techniques for Synchrotron Radiation Experiments.


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dc.contributor.advisor Greaves, Neville
dc.contributor.author Fearn, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-08T10:40:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-08T10:40:52Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/2992
dc.description.abstract This project is about the design, development and construction of individual components and equipment associated with a 125 watt Carbon Dioxide laser heated aerodynamic furnace that was capable of levitating and melting a 2mm sphere in a dedicated containerless nozzle. The technique allows a specimen to be heated to 3000º Kelvin, and the purity of the sample to be investigated without contamination. This novel experiment was designed and tested at Aberystwyth University, and subsequently installed and operated on the Synchrotron Radiation Source 6.2 x-ray beamline. Experiments using the laser heated aerodynamic furnace on refractory oxides at high temperatures have allowed the successful investigation of structural dynamics at the nano and atomic level, by the use Rapid2 detectors, with particular interest in the recalescence and supercooled regions, with subsequent investigations resulting in the discovery and observations of the polyamorphic rotor. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aberystwyth University en
dc.title Levitating Laser Heating Techniques for Synchrotron Radiation Experiments. en
dc.type Text en
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dc.publisher.department Mathematical and Physical Sciences en
dc.type.qualificationlevel research masters en
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en
dc.type.publicationtype thesis or dissertation en

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