A Furnace for Molten Salt Raman Spectroscopy to 800°C
Molten fluorides are usually extremely corrosive towards conventional optical window material; therefore, generally it is not feasible to use these materials in fabricating cells to measure the Raman spectra of fluoride melts. However, both windowless1 and diamond window2 cells have been developed for measuring the visible and uv absorption spectra of molten fluorides. Modifications of these cells are suitable for laser-Raman spectroscopy; the present article describes a furnace designed especially for use with either of the two types of cells mentioned above. The furnace also can be used with more conventional types of sample contaminent cells.
KeywordsMolten Salt Side Window Cartridge Heater Achromatic Lens Molten Fluoride
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