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Fabrication of transparent ceramics using nanoparticles

United States Patent

September 18, 2012
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A method of fabrication of a transparent ceramic using nanoparticles synthesized via organic acid complexation-combustion includes providing metal salts, dissolving said metal salts to produce an aqueous salt solution, adding an organic chelating agent to produce a complexed-metal sol, heating said complexed-metal sol to produce a gel, drying said gel to produce a powder, combusting said powder to produce nano-particles, calcining said nano-particles to produce oxide nano-particles, forming said oxide nano-particles into a green body, and sintering said green body to produce the transparent ceramic.
Cherepy; Nerine J. (Oakland, CA), Tillotson; Thomas M. (Tracy, CA), Kuntz; Joshua D. (Livermore, CA), Payne; Stephen A. (Castro Valley, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 805,275
May 21, 2007
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.