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Reactor cell assembly for use in spectroscopy and microscopy applications

United States Patent

August 4, 2015
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The present disclosure provides a reactor cell assembly that utilizes a novel design and that is wholly or partially manufactured from Aluminum, such that reactions involving Hydrogen, for example, including solid-gas reactions and thermal decomposition reactions, are not affected by any degree of Hydrogen outgassing. This reactor cell assembly can be utilized in a wide range of optical and laser spectroscopy applications, as well as optical microscopy applications, including high-temperature and high-pressure applications. The result is that the elucidation of the role of Hydrogen in the reactions studied can be achieved. Various window assemblies can be utilized, such that high temperatures and high pressures can be accommodated and the signals obtained can be optimized.
Grindstaff; Quirinus (Oak Ridge, TN), Stowe; Ashley Clinton (Knoxville, TN), Smyrl; Norm (Knoxville, TN), Powell; Louis (Oak Ridge, TN), McLane; Sam (Oak Ridge, TN)
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Reston, VA)
13/ 834,811
March 15, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has rights to the present disclosure pursuant to Contract No. AC05-00OR22800 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Babcock and Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC.