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Low-melting point heat transfer fluid

United States Patent

November 9, 2010
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A low-melting point, heat transfer fluid made of a mixture of five inorganic salts including about 29.1-33.5 mol % LiNO.sub.3, 0-3.9 mol % NaNO.sub.3, 2.4-8.2 mol % KNO.sub.3, 18.6-19.9 mol % NaNO.sub.2, and 40-45.6 mol % KNO.sub.2. These compositions can have liquidus temperatures below C. for some compositions.
Cordaro; Joseph Gabriel (Oakland, CA), Bradshaw; Robert W. (Livermore, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
12/ 336,657
December 17, 2008
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with Government support under government contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention, including a paid-up license and the right, in limited circumstances, to require the owner of any patent issuing in this invention to license others on reasonable terms.