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Joined concentric tubes

United States Patent

January 1, 2013
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Tubular objects having two or more concentric layers that have different properties are joined to one another during their manufacture primarily by compressive and friction forces generated by shrinkage during sintering and possibly mechanical interlocking. It is not necessary for the concentric tubes to display adhesive-, chemical- or sinter-bonding to each other in order to achieve a strong bond. This facilitates joining of dissimilar materials, such as ceramics and metals.
DeJonghe; Lutgard (Lafayette, CA), Jacobson; Craig (Moraga, CA), Tucker; Michael (Oakland, CA), Visco; Steven (Berkeley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
12/ 304,191
July 28, 2006
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract DE-AC02-05 CH11231 awarded by the United States Department of Energy to The Regents of the University of California for the management and operation of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The government has certain rights in this invention.