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Soooo... How 'bout that Cubic Zirconia, eh? [Most Likely DANGEROUS] Answered

So I was just browsing Wikipedia when i fell upon the page about Cubic Zirconia. It turns out, that the basic principles of synthesis don't look all that complicated. So I was wondering, if anyone knew of any plans for a small skull crucible that were floating around the net.. I probably wouldn't use it for zirconiua, seeing as it needs around 2700 degrees Celsius to change structure (this is the dangerous bit), but it might be a fun introduction to induction heating. Also, it's a pretty awesome way of eliminating the need for a refractory when melting stuff (keeping a solid layer of the material as a shell instead). I think I could build most of the parts, but i don't know what frequency, how many windings and such would be needed for the coils. Also, if anyone knows of any other risks than the obvious burn hazards, I'd be thankful if you'd tell me before i go off and get killed trying to make this. Let's discuss! :D (Also, Skull Crucible is just about the most awesome name for anything ever).

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huldumadurin

10 years ago

Oh yeah. True. But yeah, you use zirconium to start the process. :P Anything, really. It can basically melt anything that's capable of being induction heated, right?

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lemonie

10 years ago

Zirconia - it's oxide.
What would you really like to melt?

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