A Cold Crucible for High-Temperature Melting Processes

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EXPLORATORY research in the solid-state field has resulted in the development of a new melting technique for the processing of silicon. Although this method has been associated primarily with the purification of silicon and its growth as single crystals, it has important applications in the more general field of metallurgy.

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STERLING, H., WARREN, R. A Cold Crucible for High-Temperature Melting Processes. Nature 192, 745 (1961) doi:10.1038/192745a0

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