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Title: Apparatus, methods and system for temperature gradient aging with in-situ electrical monitoring

Abstract

An apparatus for making in-situ electrical measurements of a sample while the sample is subjected to a temperature gradient between a first side of the sample and a second side of the sample. The apparatus comprises a first heater and a second heater that are positioned in contact with the first side of the sample and the second side of the sample, respectively. The first heater and the second heater comprise respective faces that each have electrical contacts embedded therein. Electrical measurements pertaining to the sample can be made by way of the electrical contacts embedded in the faces. A temperature at either side of the sample can be monitored by way of thermocouples positioned inside the heaters in proximity to the faces of the heaters.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1771769
Patent Number(s):
10876987
Application Number:
16/196,231
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0003525
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 11/20/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Reyes, Karla Rosa, Whaley, Josh A., and Sharma, Peter Anand. Apparatus, methods and system for temperature gradient aging with in-situ electrical monitoring. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Reyes, Karla Rosa, Whaley, Josh A., & Sharma, Peter Anand. Apparatus, methods and system for temperature gradient aging with in-situ electrical monitoring. United States.
Reyes, Karla Rosa, Whaley, Josh A., and Sharma, Peter Anand. Tue . "Apparatus, methods and system for temperature gradient aging with in-situ electrical monitoring". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1771769.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus for making in-situ electrical measurements of a sample while the sample is subjected to a temperature gradient between a first side of the sample and a second side of the sample. The apparatus comprises a first heater and a second heater that are positioned in contact with the first side of the sample and the second side of the sample, respectively. The first heater and the second heater comprise respective faces that each have electrical contacts embedded therein. Electrical measurements pertaining to the sample can be made by way of the electrical contacts embedded in the faces. A temperature at either side of the sample can be monitored by way of thermocouples positioned inside the heaters in proximity to the faces of the heaters.},
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