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Method for producing catalytically active glass-ceramic materials, and glass-ceramics produced thereby

United States Patent Application

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A catalytically active glass-ceramic and method for producing a catalytically active multi-phase glass-ceramic in which at least one catalyst precursor is mixed with a glass-ceramic precursor formulation to form a catalyst precursor/glass-ceramic precursor mixture. The catalyst precursor/glass-ceramic precursor mixture is then melted to form an amorphous glass material which, in turn, is devitrified to form a polycrystalline ceramic. The polycrystalline ceramic is then activated, forming a catalytically active multi-phase glass-ceramic.
Felix, Larry Gordon (Pelham, AL), Rue, David Morrissey (Chicago, IL), Seward, III, Thomas Philip (Elmira, NY), Weast, Logan Edwin (Lombard, IL)
11/ 825,462
July 6, 2007
[0001] The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. DE-FG36-04G014314 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.