TEMPERATURE FLUCTUATIONS IN FRACTIONAL SOLIDIFICATION OF ORGANICS,
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA LABS DIV
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Temperature measurements were made inside zone melting and progressive freezing tubes. Short-term fluctuations of up to 3.7C were found. These resulted from drops falling into the melt, unsteady free convection in the melt and on the outside of the tube, and drafts in the room. We believe that these fluctuations cause impurity striations or banding and thereby reduce fractionation. In addition, variations of up to 2.5C over periods on the order of hours were observed.
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