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Title: Aerogel-supported filament

Abstract

The present invention is a thin filament embedded in a low density aerogel for use in radiation detection instruments and incandescent lamps. The aerogel provides a supportive matrix that is thermally and electrically nonconductive, mechanically strong, highly porous, gas-permeable, and transparent to ionizing radiation over short distances. A low density, open-cell aerogel is cast around a fine filament or wire, which allows the wire to be positioned with little or no tension and keeps the wire in place in the event of breakage. The aerogel support reduces the stresses on the wire caused by vibrational, gravitational, electrical, and mechanical forces. 6 Figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
OSTI Identifier:
55820
Patent Number(s):
5,416,376
Application Number:
PAN: 7-969,084
Assignee:
University of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 16 May 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RADIATION DETECTORS; DESIGN; LIGHT BULBS; FILAMENTS; SUPPORTS; FOAMS; POROUS MATERIALS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS

Citation Formats

Wuest, C R, Tillotson, T M, and Johnson, III, C V. Aerogel-supported filament. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Wuest, C R, Tillotson, T M, & Johnson, III, C V. Aerogel-supported filament. United States.
Wuest, C R, Tillotson, T M, and Johnson, III, C V. Tue . "Aerogel-supported filament". United States.
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