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Near zero coefficient of thermal expansion of beta-eucryptite without microcracking

United States Patent

June 16, 2015
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The present invention is drawn to a lithia alumina silica material that exhibits a low CTE over a broad temperature range and a method of making the same. The low CTE of the material allows for a decrease in microcracking within the material.
Reimanis; Ivar (Golden, CO), Ramalingam; Subramanian (Lakewood, CO)
13/ 866,883
April 19, 2013
GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under grant number DE-FG02-07ER46397 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences. The Government has certain rights in this invention.