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Microwave processing of pressed boron powders for use as cathodes in vacuum arc sources

United States Patent

May 13, 2003
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Boron powders are sintered and densified utilizing a microwave environment for so doing.
Morrow; Marvin S. (Kingston, TN), Schechter; Donald E. (Ten Mile, TN), Tsai; Chin-Chi (Oak Ridge, TN), Klepper; C. Christopher (Radford, VA), Niemel; John (Alexandria, VA), Hazelton; Robert C. (Radford, VA)
BWXT Y-12 LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 855,160
May 14, 2001
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-000R22800 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc.