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Microwave processing of pressed boron powders for use as cathodes in vacuum arc sources

United States Patent Application

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Boron powders are sintered and densified utilizing a microwave environment for so doing.
Morrow, Marvin S. (Kingston, TN), Schechter, Donald E. (Ten Mile, TN), Tsai, Chin-Chi (Oak Ridge, TN), Klepper, C. Christopher (Radford, VA), Niemel, John (Alexandria, VA), Hazelton, Robert C. (Radford, VA)
10/ 289,644
November 7, 2002
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22800 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc.