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Method of making large area conformable shape structures for detector/sensor applications using glass drawing technique and postprocessing

United States Patent

January 24, 2012
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A method of making a large area conformable shape structure comprises drawing a plurality of tubes to form a plurality of drawn tubes, and cutting the plurality of drawn tubes into cut drawn tubes of a predetermined shape. The cut drawn tubes have a first end and a second end along the longitudinal direction of the cut drawn tubes. The method further comprises conforming the first end of the cut drawn tubes into a predetermined curve to form the large area conformable shape structure, wherein the cut drawn tubes contain a material.
Ivanov; Ilia N. (Knoxville, TN), Simpson; John T. (Clinton, IN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
12/ 558,101
September 11, 2009
This invention was made with government support awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725). The government has certain rights in the invention.