Aerodynamic levitation and laser heating:

Applications at synchrotron and neutron sources
  • L. HennetEmail author
  • V. Cristiglio
  • J. Kozaily
  • I. Pozdnyakova
  • H. E. Fischer
  • A. Bytchkov
  • J. W. E. Drewitt
  • M. Leydier
  • D. Thiaudière
  • S. Gruner
  • S. Brassamin
  • D. Zanghi
  • G. J. Cuello
  • M. Koza
  • S. Magazù
  • G. N. Greaves
  • D. L. Price


Aerodynamic levitation is an effective way to suspend samples which can be heated with CO2 lasers. The advantages of this containerless technique are the simplicity and compactness of the device, making it possible to integrate it easily in different kinds of experiments. In addition, all types of materials can be used, including metals and oxides. The integration of aerodynamic levitation at synchrotron and neutron sources provides powerful tools to study the structure and dynamics of molten materials. We present here an overview of the existing techniques and of the developments made at the CEMHTI in Orléans, as well as a few examples of experimental results already obtained.


European Physical Journal Special Topic Small Angle Neutron Scattering Pair Distribution Function Amorphous Metal European Synchrotron Radiation Facility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Hennet
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. Cristiglio
    • 2
  • J. Kozaily
    • 2
  • I. Pozdnyakova
    • 1
  • H. E. Fischer
    • 2
  • A. Bytchkov
    • 3
  • J. W. E. Drewitt
    • 1
  • M. Leydier
    • 1
  • D. Thiaudière
    • 4
  • S. Gruner
    • 5
  • S. Brassamin
    • 1
  • D. Zanghi
    • 1
  • G. J. Cuello
    • 2
  • M. Koza
    • 2
  • S. Magazù
    • 1
  • G. N. Greaves
    • 6
  • D. L. Price
    • 1
  1. 1.CEMHTI and University of OrléansOrléans Cedex 02France
  2. 2.ILLGrenoble Cedex 09France
  3. 3.ESRFGrenoble Cedex 09France
  4. 4.Synchrotron SOLEILGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  5. 5.Institute of PhysicsChemnitz UTChemnitzGermany
  6. 6.IMAPS, University of WalesAberystwythUK

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