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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
  2. Clinton, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867350
Patent Number(s):
4919335
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C23 - COATING METALLIC MATERIAL C23C - COATING METALLIC MATERIAL
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B05 - SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL B05B - SPRAYING APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; atomization; spraying; molten; metals; device; dispersing; metal; fine; particulate; spray; comprises; applying; electric; current; simultaneously; magnetic; field; plane; perpendicular; whereby; caused; form; droplets; angle; structure; providing; appropriately; arranged; electrodes; magnet; molten metals; fine particulate; plane perpendicular; electric current; device comprises; method comprises; molten metal; magnetic field; comprises applying; angle perpendicular; method comprise; simultaneously applying; dispersing molten; /239/

Citation Formats

Hobson, David O, Alexeff, Igor, and Sikka, Vinod K. Method and apparatus for atomization and spraying of molten metals. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Hobson, David O, Alexeff, Igor, & Sikka, Vinod K. Method and apparatus for atomization and spraying of molten metals. United States.
Hobson, David O, Alexeff, Igor, and Sikka, Vinod K. Mon . "Method and apparatus for atomization and spraying of molten metals". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867350.
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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.},
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