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Heat distribution ceramic processing method

United States Patent

March 6, 2001
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A multi-layered heat distributor system is provided for use in a microwave process. The multi-layered heat distributors includes a first inner layer of a high thermal conductivity heat distributor material, a middle insulating layer and an optional third insulating outer layer. The multi-layered heat distributor system is placed around the ceramic composition or article to be processed and located in a microwave heating system. Sufficient microwave energy is applied to provide a high density, unflawed ceramic product.
Tiegs; Terry N. (Lenoir City, TN), Kiggans, Jr.; James O. (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
08/ 764,902
March 23, 1995
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-ACO5-840R21400 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. and the government has certain rights in this invention.