Roland Ernst - EPM-Madylam Laboratory, Grenoble, France
EPM-Madylam Laboratory specializes in designing strategies for the electromagnetic processing of materials for a wide range of uses. Aeronautics and other industries, such as the biomedical industry, require highly pure materials including titanium alloys, silicon, or pure glass.
Simply heating a raw material in a container has obvious limitations, most notably that containers made of fireproof graphite or ceramic leave impurities when the melted raw material comes in contact with the container wall. Wouldn't it be ideal to both levitate the contents and use electromagnetic fields to melt the raw materials in mid-air?