Magnetic orientation of paraffin in a magnetic levitation furnace

K. Takahashi, C. Umeki, I. Mogi, K. Koyama, S. Awaji, M. Motokawa, K. Watanabe

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Containerless melting of paraffin under a magnetic levitation condition has been performed by using a cryogen-free hybrid magnet and two kinds of laser furnaces. One is local irradiation of CO2 laser light at the top of the sample. The other is homogeneous irradiation of YAG laser light with a concave ring mirror. In the latter case, reduction of the Marangoni convection on the surface of the sample and the magnetic orientation of paraffin molecules were observed. The magnetic anisotropy of the spherical sample was confirmed by the measurement of magnetization and X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-281
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 30
EventProceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Research - Toulouse, France
Duration: 2003 Jul 202003 Jul 23


  • Containerless melting
  • High magnetic field
  • Magnetic levitation
  • Magnetic orientation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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