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Title: METAL SPRAYER FOR USE IN VACUUM OR INERT ATMOSPHERE

Abstract

A metal sprayer is described for use in a vacuum or inert atmosphere with a straight line wire feed and variable electrode contact angle. This apparatus comprises two wires which are fed through straight tubes of two mechanisms positioned on opposite sides of a central tube to which an inert gas is fed. The two mechanisms and the wires being fed constitute electrodes to which electrical current is supplied so that the wires are melted by the electric are formed at their contacting region and sprayed by the gas supplied by the central tube. This apparatus is designed specifically to apply a zirconium coating to uranium in an inert atmosphere and without the use of an oxidizing flame.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4282267
Patent Number(s):
US 2856237
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008358
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008358
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; COATING; CURRENTS; ELECTRIC ARCS; ELECTRODES; ELECTRON TUBES; INERT GASES; INSTRUMENTS; MELTING; METALS; SPUTTERING; TUBES; URANIUM; VACUUM; WIRES; ZIRCONIUM

Citation Formats

Monroe, R.E.. METAL SPRAYER FOR USE IN VACUUM OR INERT ATMOSPHERE. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Monroe, R.E.. METAL SPRAYER FOR USE IN VACUUM OR INERT ATMOSPHERE. United States.
Monroe, R.E.. Tue . "METAL SPRAYER FOR USE IN VACUUM OR INERT ATMOSPHERE". United States.
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title = {METAL SPRAYER FOR USE IN VACUUM OR INERT ATMOSPHERE},
author = {Monroe, R.E.},
abstractNote = {A metal sprayer is described for use in a vacuum or inert atmosphere with a straight line wire feed and variable electrode contact angle. This apparatus comprises two wires which are fed through straight tubes of two mechanisms positioned on opposite sides of a central tube to which an inert gas is fed. The two mechanisms and the wires being fed constitute electrodes to which electrical current is supplied so that the wires are melted by the electric are formed at their contacting region and sprayed by the gas supplied by the central tube. This apparatus is designed specifically to apply a zirconium coating to uranium in an inert atmosphere and without the use of an oxidizing flame.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {10}
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