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Method of producing .beta.-spodumene bodies

United States Patent

5,962,351
October 5, 1999
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Beta-spodumene bodies and method of preparing the bodies that involves providing a uniform plastic batch of inorganic raw materials, organic binder, and vehicle, wherein the inorganic raw materials are composed of, in percent by weight, about 75% to 95% minerals, and about 5% to 25% glass. The batch is formed into a green body that is fired to produce a body composed substantially of beta-spodumene, and having a thermal expansion coefficient of <10.times.10.sup.-7 /.degree.C.(0-800.degree. C.), and a strength of .gtoreq.4 Ksi.
Chyung; Kenneth (Painted Post, NY), Day; J. Paul (Big Flats, NY), Holleran; Louis M. (Big Flats, NY), Olszewski; Anthony R. (Bath, NY)
Corning Incorporated (Corning, NY)
08/ 991,063
December 15, 1997
The Government of the United States of America has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DEN3-336 awarded by the Department of Energy.