In Memory of Michael Zebuhr
September 21, 1980 - March 19, 2006
| Photo #1 This picture was taken by Michael Zebuhr
(Clemson University) on 28 Feb 2006, to demonstrate that aluminum does
indeed glow, if hot. Here, the aluminum is on a tungsten "boat" between
two electrodes. The boad is heated by an electrical current.
At this temperature, an increase in the temperature would increase the
brightness and white-out the picture similar to photographing an incandescant
|Photo #2 This image is from an aluminum casting website.
The molten aluminum is glowing. The room is at atmospheric
|Figure #3a: Temperature chart
||Figure #3b: Molten aluminum at approximately 930°C - 1100°C.
The International Aluminium Institute
See also the Aluminum Glows page.