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7-forming, superconducting filaments through bicomponent dry spinning

United States Patent

June 19, 2001
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Fibers which contain potentially superconducting material are dry spun by the steps of preparing a suspension of potentially superconducting powder in a thickened solvent; preparing a solution of fiber-forming polymer; supplying the suspension and the solution to a spinning apparatus; in the spinning apparatus, arranging the solution and the suspension in a bicomponent arrangement; extruding the arranged solution and suspension from a spinneret as a bicomponent filament; and removing the solvent from the filament.
Tuominen; Olli P. (Ogden, UT), Morgan; Carol W. (Asheville, NC), Burlone; Dominick A. (Asheville, NC), Blankenship; Keith V. (Asheville, NC)
BASF Corporation (RTP, NC)
08/ 275,864
July 15, 1994
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement between Argonne National Laboratory and BASF Corporation (ANL Prime Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 under Subcontract No. ANL-85703) awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.