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Title: Method and apparatus for atomization and spraying of molten metals

Abstract

A method and device for dispersing molten metal into fine particulate spray, the method comprises applying an electric current through the molten metal and simultaneously applying a magnetic field to the molten metal in a plane perpendicular to the electric current, whereby the molten metal is caused to form into droplets at an angle perpendicular to both the electric current and the magnetic field. The device comprises a structure for providing a molten metal, appropriately arranged electrodes for applying an electric current through the molten metal, and a magnet for providing a magnetic field in a plane perpendicular to the electric current. 11 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6185430
Patent Number(s):
-US-A7221393
Application Number:
ON: DE89011440
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; EDB-89-070905
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; METALS; ATOMIZATION; DESIGN; DROPLETS; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; INVENTIONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; PARTICLE SIZE; CURRENTS; ELEMENTS; FLUID MECHANICS; HYDRODYNAMICS; MECHANICS; PARTICLES; SIZE; 360101* - Metals & Alloys- Preparation & Fabrication

Citation Formats

Hobson, D.O., Alexeff, I., and Sikka, V.K. Method and apparatus for atomization and spraying of molten metals. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Hobson, D.O., Alexeff, I., & Sikka, V.K. Method and apparatus for atomization and spraying of molten metals. United States.
Hobson, D.O., Alexeff, I., and Sikka, V.K. Tue . "Method and apparatus for atomization and spraying of molten metals". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method and device for dispersing molten metal into fine particulate spray, the method comprises applying an electric current through the molten metal and simultaneously applying a magnetic field to the molten metal in a plane perpendicular to the electric current, whereby the molten metal is caused to form into droplets at an angle perpendicular to both the electric current and the magnetic field. The device comprises a structure for providing a molten metal, appropriately arranged electrodes for applying an electric current through the molten metal, and a magnet for providing a magnetic field in a plane perpendicular to the electric current. 11 figs.},
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