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High pressure low temperature hot pressing method for producing a zirconium carbide ceramic

United States Patent

January 10, 2017
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A method for producing monolithic Zirconium Carbide (ZrC) is described. The method includes raising a pressure applied to a ZrC powder until a final pressure of greater than 40 MPa is reached; and raising a temperature of the ZrC powder until a final temperature of less than C. is reached.
Cockeram; Brian V. (North Huntingdon, PA)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
14/ 182,844
February 18, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with U.S. Government support under DE-AC11-98FN38206 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.