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Method for synthesizing extremely high-temperature melting materials

United States Patent

November 6, 2007
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The invention relates to a method of synthesizing high-temperature melting materials. More specifically the invention relates to a containerless method of synthesizing very high temperature melting materials such as carbides and transition-metal, lanthanide and actinide oxides, using an aerodynamic levitator and a laser. The object of the invention is to provide a method for synthesizing extremely high-temperature melting materials that are otherwise difficult to produce, without the use of containers, allowing the manipulation of the phase (amorphous/crystalline/metastable) and permitting changes of the environment such as different gaseous compositions.
Saboungi; Marie-Louise (Chicago, IL), Glorieux; Benoit (Perpignan, FR)
United States of America as represented by the Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
11/ 181,972
July 15, 2005
U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago, representing Argonne National Laboratory.