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Slip casting nano-particle powders for making transparent ceramics

United States Patent

April 12, 2011
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A method of making a transparent ceramic including the steps of providing nano-ceramic powders in a processed or unprocessed form, mixing the powders with de-ionized water, the step of mixing the powders with de-ionized water producing a slurry, sonifing the slurry to completely wet the powder and suspend the powder in the de-ionized water, separating very fine particles from the slurry, molding the slurry, and curing the slurry to produce the transparent ceramic.
Kuntz; Joshua D. (Livermore, CA), Soules; Thomas F. (Livermore, CA), Landingham; Richard Lee (Livermore, CA), Hollingsworth; Joel P. (Oakland, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 465,708
May 14, 2009
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.