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ENGINEERED HIGH EXPANSION GLASS-CERAMICS HAVING NEAR LINEAR THERMAL STRAIN AND METHODS THEREOF

United States Patent Application

20180002227
A1
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The present invention relates to glass-ceramic compositions, as well as methods for forming such composition. In particular, the compositions include various polymorphs of silica that provide beneficial thermal expansion characteristics (e.g., a near linear thermal strain). Also described are methods of forming such compositions, as well as connectors including hermetic seals containing such compositions.
Dai, Steve Xunhu (Albuquerque, NM), Rodriguez, Mark A. (Albuquerque, NM), Lyon, Nathanael L. (Albuquerque, NM)
15/ 701,893
September 12, 2017
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.