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Method of forming a chemical composition

United States Patent

October 9, 2007
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A method of forming a chemical composition such as a chemical hydride is described and which includes the steps of selecting a composition having chemical bonds and which is capable of forming a chemical hydride; providing a source of hydrogen; and exposing the selected composition to an amount of ionizing radiation to encourage the changing of the chemical bonds of the selected composition, and chemically reacting the selected composition with the source of hydrogen to facilitate the formation of a chemical hydride.
Bingham; Dennis N. (Idaho Falls, ID), Wilding; Bruce M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Klingler; Kerry M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Zollinger; William T. (Idaho Falls, ID), Wendt; Kraig M. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Bettelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
10/ 685,370
October 13, 2003
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has certain rights in the following invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-99ID13727 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC.