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Title: Method for production of ceramic oxide and carbide bodies by polymer inclusion and decomposition

Abstract

A method for the preparation of thin, free-standing metal oxide films which are useful as nuclear accelerator target materials is described. Cations of any metal except those of Group IA and precious metals, such as, U, Zr, Nd, Ce, Th, Pr or Cr, are absorbed on a thin film of polymeric material, such as carboxymethylcellulose, viscose rayon or cellophane. The cation impregnated polymeric material is dried. Then the impregnated film is heated in an inert atmosphere to form a carbonized membrane. The carbonized membrane is oxidized to yield a thin, self-supporting, metal oxide membrane. Or, the membrane can be heated in an inert atmosphere to yield a thin, self-supporting, metal carbide-containing membrane.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5909278
Application Number:
ON: DE85011668
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-10-026007; EDB-85-079839
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; TARGETS; FABRICATION; ACCELERATOR FACILITIES; ADSORPTION; CERIUM; CHROMIUM; NEODYMIUM; POLYMERS; PRASEODYMIUM; SORPTIVE PROPERTIES; THORIUM; URANIUM; ZIRCONIUM; ACTINIDES; ELEMENTS; METALS; RARE EARTHS; SORPTION; SURFACE PROPERTIES; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; 430303* - Particle Accelerators- Experimental Facilities & Equipment

Citation Formats

Quinby, T.C. Method for production of ceramic oxide and carbide bodies by polymer inclusion and decomposition. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Quinby, T.C. Method for production of ceramic oxide and carbide bodies by polymer inclusion and decomposition. United States.
Quinby, T.C. Thu . "Method for production of ceramic oxide and carbide bodies by polymer inclusion and decomposition". United States.
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title = {Method for production of ceramic oxide and carbide bodies by polymer inclusion and decomposition},
author = {Quinby, T.C.},
abstractNote = {A method for the preparation of thin, free-standing metal oxide films which are useful as nuclear accelerator target materials is described. Cations of any metal except those of Group IA and precious metals, such as, U, Zr, Nd, Ce, Th, Pr or Cr, are absorbed on a thin film of polymeric material, such as carboxymethylcellulose, viscose rayon or cellophane. The cation impregnated polymeric material is dried. Then the impregnated film is heated in an inert atmosphere to form a carbonized membrane. The carbonized membrane is oxidized to yield a thin, self-supporting, metal oxide membrane. Or, the membrane can be heated in an inert atmosphere to yield a thin, self-supporting, metal carbide-containing membrane.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {8}
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