Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Fabrication of Transparent Ceramics Using Nanoparticles Synthesized Via Flame Spray Pyrolysis

United States Patent Application

View the Complete Application at the US Patent & Trademark Office
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Visit the Industrial Partnerships Office Website
A method of fabrication of a transparent ceramic using nanoparticles synthesized via flame spray pyrolysis includes providing metal salts, dissolving said metal salts to form organic precursors in solution, aerosolizing said solution, oxidizing said aerosol in a flame, yielding oxide nano-particles, forming said oxide nano-particles into a green body, and sintering said green body to produce the transparent ceramic. Fabrication of transparent ceramic scintillators by this route that offer performance similar to that of single crystal scintillators has been demonstrated.
Roberts, Jeffery J. (Livermore, CA), Cherepy, Nerine J. (Oakland, CA), Kuntz, Joshua D. (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.
11/ 924,394
October 25, 2007
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.