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METHOD OF MAKING LARGE AREA CONFORMABLE SHAPE STRUCTURES FOR DETECTOR/SENSOR APPLICATIONS USING GLASS DRAWING TECHNIQUE AND POSTPROCESSING

United States Patent Application

20120085131
A1
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A method of making a large area conformable shape structure comprises drawing a plurality of tubes to form a plurality of drawn tubes, and cutting the plurality of drawn tubes into cut drawn tubes of a predetermined shape. The cut drawn tubes have a first end and a second end along the longitudinal direction of the cut drawn tubes. The method further comprises conforming the first end of the cut drawn tubes into a predetermined curve to form the large area conformable shape structure, wherein the cut drawn tubes contain a material.
Ivanov, Ilia N. (Knoxville, TN), Simpson, John T. (Clinton, TN)
UT-Battlelle, LLC
13/ 316,667
December 12, 2011
[0003] This invention was made with government support awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725). The government has certain rights in the invention.