floating zone


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floating zone

A land area described in the text of zoning regulations but not placed on the zoning map until a developer applies for rezoning.
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The University wish to purchase a Floating Zone Furnace capable of growing large single crystals of inorganic materials from the melt at temperatures up to 2 200 centigrade.
The University asks for a complete optical floating zone furnace, including mirrors, quartz tubes, power supply, remote computer control and camera installation to monitor crystal growth.
Curated by the National's Jeffrey Weiss, the show traces Rothko's development from his early figurative expressionism through his mythographical explorations of the '40s and the floating zones of deep color that characterize his mature style - work that made him one of the most celebrated and influential forces in the midcentury triumph of American painting.
The splintered rulings - the justices voted 6-3 for fixed zones and 8-1 against floating zones - were not expected to be the last word in the legal conflict over abortion demonstrations, which often have deteriorated into violence, including five killings.