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Radiation-transparent windows, method for imaging fluid transfers

United States Patent

July 26, 2011
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A thin, x-ray-transparent window system for environmental chambers involving pneumatic pressures above 40 bar is presented. The window allows for x-ray access to such phenomena as fuel sprays injected into a pressurized chamber that mimics realistic internal combustion engine cylinder operating conditions.
Shu; Deming (Darien, IL), Wang; Jin (Burr Ridge, IL)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC), N/A (
11/ 752,504
May 23, 2007
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The U.S. 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 and/lor pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the United States Goverment and UChicago Argonne, LLC representing Argonne National Laboratory.