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Title: Electrically isolated, high melting point, metal wire arrays and method of making same

Abstract

A method of making a wire array includes the step of providing a tube of a sealing material and having an interior surface, and positioning a wire in the tube, the wire having an exterior surface. The tube is heated to soften the tube, and the softened tube is drawn and collapsed by a mild vacuum to bring the interior surface of the tube into contact with the wire to create a coated wire. The coated wires are bundled. The bundled coated wires are heated under vacuum to fuse the tube material coating the wires and create a fused rod with a wire array embedded therein. The fused rod is cut to form a wire array. A wire array is also disclosed.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1236437
Patent Number(s):
9,245,671
Application Number:
13/420,205
Assignee:
UT-BATTELLE, LLC ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Mar 14
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Simpson, John T., Cunningham, Joseph P., D'Urso, Brian R., Hendricks, Troy R., and Schaeffer, Daniel A. Electrically isolated, high melting point, metal wire arrays and method of making same. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Simpson, John T., Cunningham, Joseph P., D'Urso, Brian R., Hendricks, Troy R., & Schaeffer, Daniel A. Electrically isolated, high melting point, metal wire arrays and method of making same. United States.
Simpson, John T., Cunningham, Joseph P., D'Urso, Brian R., Hendricks, Troy R., and Schaeffer, Daniel A. Tue . "Electrically isolated, high melting point, metal wire arrays and method of making same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1236437.
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