GLASS MELTING TEST UNDER MICROGRAVITY PRODUCED BY AIRCRAFT.

J. Hayakawa, Masaki Makihara, M. Nogami, T. Komiyama, Y. Moriya

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Abstract

A glass melting test in an acoustic levitation furnace has been carried out in a microgravity environment of 0. 1-0. 001 G for about 20 sec. Composition of the glass was 65CaO multiplied by (times) 25Ga203 multiplied by (times) 10GEO2(in mol%). The heat source of the acoustic furnace was a 1000W halogen lamp. The sample had begun to melt just before entering into microgravity. Its shape was that of a sphere due to surface tension in the molten state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-267
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1987

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Hayakawa, J., Makihara, M., Nogami, M., Komiyama, T., & Moriya, Y. (1987). GLASS MELTING TEST UNDER MICROGRAVITY PRODUCED BY AIRCRAFT. European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, 263-267.