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1. (WO2001038847) SAMPLE TESTING

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/038847    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2000/001433
Publication Date: Fri Jun 01 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Nov 25 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: F27B 17/02
F27D 7/02
G01N 1/44
Applicants: BRADSHAW, Nicholas
Inventors: BRADSHAW, Nicholas
Method and apparatus for producing a specimen bead in a mouldible (9) for future analysis wherein a halogen gas is passed over the surface of the specimen whilst molten to increase surface tension thereof thus enabling the bead to be released from the mouldible. A furnace (1) has a cradle (8) to support the mouldibles (9) and an injector (12) delivers halogen gas through nozzle 17. Alternatively, a halogen source may be located in the cap or lid of the mouldible.