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flux

 [fluks]
1. an excessive flow or discharge.
2. the rate of the flow of some quantity (or magnetic field) per unit area.
magnetic flux (Φ) a quantitative measure of a magnetic field.

flux

(flŭks),
1. The discharge of a fluid material in large amounts from a cavity or surface of the body.
See also: diarrhea.
2. Material discharged from the bowels.
3. A material used to remove oxides from the surface of molten metal and to protect it when casting; serves a similar purpose in soldering operations.
4. An ingredient in dental porcelain that by its lower melting temperature helps to bond the silica particles.
5. The moles of a substance crossing through a unit area of a boundary layer or membrane per unit of time. Synonym(s): flux density (1)
6. Bidirectional movement of a substance at a membrane or surface.
7. In diagnostic radiology, photon fluence per unit time.
8. The strength of a field of force (for example, magnetic) orthogonal to a unit area.
9. The rate of chemical or physical transformation or translocation of a substance per unit time.
[L. fluxus, a flow]

flux

(fluks)
1. an excessive flow or discharge.
2. the rate of the flow of some quantity per unit area.

magnetic flux  (Φ) a quantitative measure of a magnetic field.

flux

(flŭks)
n.
Medicine The discharge of large quantities of fluid material from the body, especially the discharge of watery feces from the intestines.

flux

[fluks]
Etymology: L, fluere, to flow
1 an excessive flow or discharge.
2 a substance that maintains the cleanliness of metals to be united and facilitates the easy flow and attachment of solder.

flux

An MRI-centric term for the invisible lines of force that extend around a magnetic material, which are the most dense at the two poles of the magnet.

flux

(flŭks)
1. The discharge of a fluid material in large amount from a cavity or surface of the body.
See also: diarrhea
2. Material discharged from the bowels.
3. A material used to remove oxides from the surface of molten metal and to protect it during casting; serves a similar purpose in soldering operations. Also, an ingredient in dental porcelain that by its lower melting temperature helps to bond the silica particles.
4. (J) The moles of a substance crossing through a unit area of a boundary layer or membrane per unit of time.
5. Bidirectional movement of a substance at a membrane or surface.
6. diagnostic radiology Photon fluence per unit time.
[L. fluxus, a flow]

flux

the rate of flow of matter or energy

flux,

n 1. an excessive discharge or flow.
2. undulation or changing course of a condition.

flux

(flŭks)
1. A material used to remove oxides from the surface of molten metal and to protect it when casting; serves a similar purpose in soldering operations.
2. In diagnostic radiology, photon fluence per unit time.
[L. fluxus, a flow]

flux,

n a substance or mixture used to promote fusion, especially the fusion of metals or minerals. Used principally in dentistry as an inclusion in ceramic materials and in soldering and casting metals.
flux, casting,
n a flux that increases fluidity of the metal and helps to prevent oxidation.
flux, ceramic,
n a flux used in the manufacture of porcelain and silicate powders.
flux, reducing,
n a flux that contains powdered charcoal to remove oxides.
flux, soldering,
n a ceramic material such as borax, boric acid, or a combination, in paste, liquid, or granular form; used to keep metallic parts clean while they are being heated during a soldering procedure. It is a solvent for metallic oxides and will flow over the parts to be soldered at temperatures well below the fusion temperature of solder, but it becomes separated from the solid metal by the molten solder.

flux

1. an excessive flow or discharge.
2. matter discharged.

bloody flux
dysentery.
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Through the four years of molten metal quality assessment, hundreds of degassing and fluxing trials and evaluations were conducted in 10 major aluminum casting facilities in the U.
Spray fluxing forces flux in a vertical direction using atomizing air to create small droplets and to form a good interaction with the surface and penetration into the copper barrels.
Fluxing is the best means of obtaining clean metal, preventing excessive oxide formation, removing nonmetallic inclusions from the aluminum melt, and preventing and removing oxide build-up from furnace walls.
Three experiments were recently conducted to measure the performance of a fluxing system.
In comparison with manual fluxing, the process offers: reduced flux consumption, lower inclusion and hydrogen levels, less aluminum content in the dross, reduced emissions, and lower treatment times/costs.
Some critical process parameters in spray fluxing include: uniformity of deposition; repeatability of deposition from board to board; the amount of flux deposited per unit area; preheat temperature and temperature profile; the ability of the flux to penetrate up through-hole barrels to the topside and solder pot temperature.
Pouring immediately after fluxing causes inclusion problems.
Avoid using excessive chlorine for the fluxing of magnesium containing alloys.
To meet these challenges, a new flux application technology called inline selective fluxing (ISF) has been developed.
Degassing by using inert or active gases reduces hydrogen concentrations by diffusing it into bubbles of the fluxing gas corresponding to the partial pressure of hydrogen in the fluxing gas.
Economics, safety, quality and environmental factors need to be addressed when beginning your fluxing program.