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Method of joining ceramics

United States Patent

December 26, 2000
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According to the method of the present invention, joining a first bi-element carbide to a second bi-element carbide, has the steps of: (a) forming a bond agent containing a metal carbide and silicon; (b) placing the bond agent between the first and second bi-element carbides to form a pre-assembly; and (c) pressing and heating the pre-assembly in a non-oxidizing atmosphere to a temperature effective to induce a displacement reaction creating a metal silicon phase bonding the first and second bi-element carbides.
Henager, Jr.; Charles H. (Kennewick, WA), Brimhall; John L. (West Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
09/ 258,008
February 25, 1999
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC06 76RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.