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Preparation of a dense, polycrystalline ceramic structure

United States Patent

December 7, 2010
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Ceramic nanopowder was sealed inside a metal container under a vacuum. The sealed evacuated container was forced through a severe deformation channel at an elevated temperature below the melting point of the ceramic nanopowder. The result was a dense nanocrystalline ceramic structure inside the metal container.
Cooley; Jason (Los Alamos, NM), Chen; Ching-Fong (Los Alamos, NM), Alexander; David (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
12/ 322,292
January 29, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.