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Title: Coated foams, preparation, uses and articles

Abstract

Hydrophobic cellular material is coated with a thin hydrophilic polymer skin which stretches tightly over the foam but which does not fill the cells of the foam, thus resulting in a polymer-coated foam structure having a smoothness which was not possible in the prior art. In particular, when the hydrophobic cellular material is a specially chosen hydrophobic polymer foam and is formed into arbitrarily chosen shapes prior to the coating with hydrophilic polymer, inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets of arbitrary shapes can be produced by subsequently coating the shapes with metal or with any other suitable material. New articles of manufacture are produced, including improved ICF targets, improved integrated circuits, and improved solar reflectors and solar collectors. In the coating method, the cell size of the hydrophobic cellular material, the viscosity of the polymer solution used to coat, and the surface tension of the polymer solution used to coat are all very important to the coating.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5625244
Application Number:
ON: DE83018014
Assignee:
ERA-08-053725; EDB-83-175508
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; TARGETS; COATINGS; THERMONUCLEAR FUELS; FOAMS; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; SPECIFICATIONS; COLLOIDS; CONFINEMENT; DISPERSIONS; FUELS; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; 060201* - Fusion Fuels- Fabrication & Testing- (1980-1987)

Citation Formats

Duchane, D.V., and Barthell, B.L. Coated foams, preparation, uses and articles. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Duchane, D.V., & Barthell, B.L. Coated foams, preparation, uses and articles. United States.
Duchane, D.V., and Barthell, B.L. Thu . "Coated foams, preparation, uses and articles". United States.
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abstractNote = {Hydrophobic cellular material is coated with a thin hydrophilic polymer skin which stretches tightly over the foam but which does not fill the cells of the foam, thus resulting in a polymer-coated foam structure having a smoothness which was not possible in the prior art. In particular, when the hydrophobic cellular material is a specially chosen hydrophobic polymer foam and is formed into arbitrarily chosen shapes prior to the coating with hydrophilic polymer, inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets of arbitrary shapes can be produced by subsequently coating the shapes with metal or with any other suitable material. New articles of manufacture are produced, including improved ICF targets, improved integrated circuits, and improved solar reflectors and solar collectors. In the coating method, the cell size of the hydrophobic cellular material, the viscosity of the polymer solution used to coat, and the surface tension of the polymer solution used to coat are all very important to the coating.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
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