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Da Riva de la Cavada, Ignacio and Ruesga, J.M.
E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM), Paris.
Some floating-liquid-zone experiments performed under reduced-gravity conditions are reviewed. Several types of instabilities are discussed, together with the relevant parameters controlling them. It is shown that the bounding values of these parameters could be increased, by orders of magnitude in several instances, by selecting appropriate liquids. Two of the many problems that a Fluid-Physics Module, devised to perform experiments on floating
zones in a space laboratory, would involve are discussed:
namely (i) procedures for disturbing the zoneunder controlled conditions, and (ii) visualisation of
the inner flow pattern. Several topics connected with the nonisothermal nature and the phase-changes of floating zones are presented. In particular, a mode of propagation
through the liquid zone for disturbances which could
appear in the melting solid/liquid interface is suggested.
Although most research on floating liquid zones is aimed at improving the crystal-growth process, some additional applications are suggested.
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