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Title: A compact and flexible induction furnace for in situ X-ray microradiograhy and computed microtomography at Elettra: design, characterization and first tests

Abstract

A compact and versatile induction furnace forin situhigh-resolution synchrotron and laboratory hard X-ray microradiography and computed microtomography is described. The furnace can operate from 773 to 1723 K. Its programmable controller enables the user to specify multiple heating and cooling ramp rates as well as variable dwell times at fixed temperatures allowing precise control of heating and cooling rates to within 5 K. The instrument can work under a controlled atmosphere. Thanks to the circular geometry of the induction coils, the heat is homogeneously distributed in the internal volume of the graphite cell (ca. 150 mm 3) where the sample holder is located. The thermal gradient within the furnace is less than 5 K over a height ofca. 5 mm. This new furnace design is well suited to the study of melting and solidification processes in geomaterials, ceramics and several metallic alloys, allowing fast heating (tested up to 6.5 K s -1) and quenching (up to 21 K s -1) in order to freeze the sample microstructure and chemistry under high-temperature conditions. The sample can be held at high temperatures for several hours, which is essential to follow phenomena with relatively slow dynamics, such as crystallization processes in geomaterials. Themore » utility of the furnace is demonstrated through a few examples of experimental applications performed at the Elettra synchrotron laboratory (Trieste, Italy).« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
Sponsoring Org.:
FOREIGN
OSTI Identifier:
1459016
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1600-5775
Publisher:
International Union of Crystallography
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH

Citation Formats

Kudrna Prašek, Marko, Pistone, Mattia, Baker, Don R., Sodini, Nicola, Marinoni, Nicoletta, Lanzafame, Gabriele, and Mancini, Lucia. A compact and flexible induction furnace for in situ X-ray microradiograhy and computed microtomography at Elettra: design, characterization and first tests. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1107/S1600577518005970.
Kudrna Prašek, Marko, Pistone, Mattia, Baker, Don R., Sodini, Nicola, Marinoni, Nicoletta, Lanzafame, Gabriele, & Mancini, Lucia. A compact and flexible induction furnace for in situ X-ray microradiograhy and computed microtomography at Elettra: design, characterization and first tests. United States. doi:10.1107/S1600577518005970.
Kudrna Prašek, Marko, Pistone, Mattia, Baker, Don R., Sodini, Nicola, Marinoni, Nicoletta, Lanzafame, Gabriele, and Mancini, Lucia. Fri . "A compact and flexible induction furnace for in situ X-ray microradiograhy and computed microtomography at Elettra: design, characterization and first tests". United States. doi:10.1107/S1600577518005970.
@article{osti_1459016,
title = {A compact and flexible induction furnace for in situ X-ray microradiograhy and computed microtomography at Elettra: design, characterization and first tests},
author = {Kudrna Prašek, Marko and Pistone, Mattia and Baker, Don R. and Sodini, Nicola and Marinoni, Nicoletta and Lanzafame, Gabriele and Mancini, Lucia},
abstractNote = {A compact and versatile induction furnace forin situhigh-resolution synchrotron and laboratory hard X-ray microradiography and computed microtomography is described. The furnace can operate from 773 to 1723 K. Its programmable controller enables the user to specify multiple heating and cooling ramp rates as well as variable dwell times at fixed temperatures allowing precise control of heating and cooling rates to within 5 K. The instrument can work under a controlled atmosphere. Thanks to the circular geometry of the induction coils, the heat is homogeneously distributed in the internal volume of the graphite cell (ca. 150 mm3) where the sample holder is located. The thermal gradient within the furnace is less than 5 K over a height ofca. 5 mm. This new furnace design is well suited to the study of melting and solidification processes in geomaterials, ceramics and several metallic alloys, allowing fast heating (tested up to 6.5 K s-1) and quenching (up to 21 K s-1) in order to freeze the sample microstructure and chemistry under high-temperature conditions. The sample can be held at high temperatures for several hours, which is essential to follow phenomena with relatively slow dynamics, such as crystallization processes in geomaterials. The utility of the furnace is demonstrated through a few examples of experimental applications performed at the Elettra synchrotron laboratory (Trieste, Italy).},
doi = {10.1107/S1600577518005970},
journal = {Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (Online)},
issn = {1600-5775},
number = 4,
volume = 25,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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