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The image is of a vacuum induction furnace in the process of melting Neodymium (Nd) metal in order to remove impurities of Tantalum (Ta) metal. What you cant see is the quartz tube that is inside the coil and surrounds the crucible.
Submitted by: Trevor Riedemann, AMES LABORATORY OF US DOE on August 19, 2011
Tags: Metals Development Building
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