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Electrochemical Test Cell For Enabling In-Situ X-Ray Diffraction and Scattering Studies of Scale Formation and Microstructural Changes in Materials with Flow Through Solution

United States Patent Application

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An electrochemical test cell apparatus is disclosed for enabling in-situ X-ray transmission of a flowing fluid using a small angle X-ray scattering technique. A base has a recessed portion that partially defines a volume for containing a test sample. The base may have a fluid supply passage for providing a flowing fluid into the volume, a fluid return passage for allowing the flowing fluid to exit the volume and flow out of the test cell, and a first hole for allowing an X-ray beam to pass through the volume. A clamp member is coupled to the base to help define the volume and may have a second hole aligned with the first hole that allows the X-ray beam to pass through the clamp member. A pair of material portions may be clamped between the base and the clamp member to retain the fluid within the volume while allowing passage of the X-ray beam through first and second holes. A pair of electrodes may be used to supply a potential difference to the flowing fluid.
EL-DASHER, Bassem S. (Livermore, CA), FARMER, Joseph C. (Tracy, CA), TORRES, Samuel (Livermore, CA), TORRES, Sharon G. (Livermore, CA)
13/ 841,527
March 15, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.