Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Name of a kind of oven

  1. May 3, 2013 #1

    fluidistic

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Today at my university I melted a zirconium sample that was into a "home made" oven that makes "sparks".
    I don't remember the name of the type of oven.
    The mechanism is to put a sample into the oven. Hmm I don't know how to explain the rest in English...
    Basically you create a continuous (in time) spark and direct it toward the sample. It will melt. It took less than 5 seconds to melt a small sample (a few grams) of zirconium. Of course the light that the sample emits is so bright that you need to wear darkened glasses in order to look at what you're doing.
    That was really beautiful!
    If you know the name of such a oven, please let me know. Thank you.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 3, 2013 #2

    trollcast

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

  4. May 3, 2013 #3

    fluidistic

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Name of a kind of oven
  1. Q: name this material (Replies: 3)

Loading...