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Title: Method and apparatus for casting conductive and semi-conductive materials

Abstract

A method and apparatus is disclosed for casting conductive and semi-conductive materials. The apparatus includes a plurality of conductive members arranged to define a container-like area having a desired cross-sectional shape. A portion or all of the conductive or semi-conductive material which is to be cast is introduced into the container-like area. A means is provided for inducing the flow of an electrical current in each of the conductive members, which currents act collectively to induce a current flow in the material. The induced current flow through the conductive members is in a direction substantially opposite to the induced current flow in the material so that the material is repelled from the conductive members during the casting process.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5718152
Application Number:
ON: DE85011655
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-086797
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; SILICON; CASTING; INDUCTION; ELEMENTS; FABRICATION; SEMIMETALS; 360601* - Other Materials- Preparation & Manufacture; 140501 - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion

Citation Formats

Ciszek, T.F. Method and apparatus for casting conductive and semi-conductive materials. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Ciszek, T.F. Method and apparatus for casting conductive and semi-conductive materials. United States.
Ciszek, T.F. Mon . "Method and apparatus for casting conductive and semi-conductive materials". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus is disclosed for casting conductive and semi-conductive materials. The apparatus includes a plurality of conductive members arranged to define a container-like area having a desired cross-sectional shape. A portion or all of the conductive or semi-conductive material which is to be cast is introduced into the container-like area. A means is provided for inducing the flow of an electrical current in each of the conductive members, which currents act collectively to induce a current flow in the material. The induced current flow through the conductive members is in a direction substantially opposite to the induced current flow in the material so that the material is repelled from the conductive members during the casting process.},
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year = {1984},
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