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Development of electrostatic levitation furnace for the International Space Station
Author(s): Takehito Ishikawa; Keiji Murakami; Shinichi Yoda
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Paper Abstract

An electrostatic levitation furnace (ELF) is under development for the Japanese Experiment Module in the International Space Station, which will be operational around 2000. This paper describes the features and development status of the furnace, and some expected experiments which utilize the ELF's containerless processing environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2809, Space Processing of Materials, (12 July 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.244356
Show Author Affiliations
Takehito Ishikawa, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Keiji Murakami, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Shinichi Yoda, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2809:
Space Processing of Materials
Narayanan Ramachandran, Editor(s)

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