Saturday, March 31, 2012

Space furnace for micro-gravity experiments


"A space furnace like this heats samples of the intermetallics while they are on board the rocket. At around 1600 °C titanium aluminide melts. As the molten sample cools, it turns solid again. Deeper understanding of how titanium aluminide behaves during this process will lead to improved techniques for casting it in moulds.

Made by: European Space Agency (ESA)"

Currently on display in: Challenge of Materials
Year made : 2002
Inventory number : L2008-4005

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