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Low to moderate temperature nanolaminate heater

United States Patent

7,867,441
January 11, 2011
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A low to moderate temperature heat source comprising a high temperature energy source modified to output low to moderate temperatures wherein the high temperature energy source modified to output low to moderate temperatures is positioned between two thin pieces to form a close contact sheath. In one embodiment the high temperature energy source modified to output low to moderate temperatures is a nanolaminate multilayer foil of reactive materials that produces a heating level of less than 200.degree. C.
Eckels; J. Del (Livermore, CA), Nunes; Peter J. (Danville, CA), Simpson; Randall L. (Livermore, CA), Hau-Riege; Stefan (Fremont, CA), Walton; Chris (Oakland, CA), Carter; J. Chance (Livermore, CA), Reynolds; John G. (San Ramon, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 634,784
20080131316
December 5, 2006
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.