Pure Appl. Chem., 2007, Vol. 79, No. 10, pp. 1643-1652
Structure and dynamics of levitated liquid materials
Abstract: Aerodynamic levitation is a simple way to suspend samples which can be heated with CO2 lasers. The advantages of this technique are the simplicity and compactness of the device, making it possible to integrate the device easily into different kinds of experiments. In addition, all types of sample can be used, including metals and oxides. The integration of this technique at synchrotron and neutron sources provides powerful tools to study molten materials.