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Title: Superconductor fiber elongation with a heated injected gas

Abstract

An improved method and apparatus for producing flexible fibers of superconducting material includes a crucible for containing a charge of the superconducting material. The material is melted in the crucible and falls in a stream through a bottom hole in the crucible. The stream falls through a protecting collar which maintains the stream at high temperatures. The stream is then supplied through a downwardly directed nozzle where it is subjected to a high velocity of a heated gas which breaks the melted superconducting material into ligaments which solidify into the flexible fibers. The fibers are collected by directing them against a collection filter. 10 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
672620
Patent Number(s):
5759961
Application Number:
PAN: 7-921,821; CNN: Contract SC-91-225
Assignee:
Babcock and Wilcox Co., New Orleans, LA (United States)
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2 Jun 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; SUPERCONDUCTORS; FIBERS; FABRICATION; CRUCIBLES; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; SOLIDIFICATION; ELONGATION

Citation Formats

Zeigler, D D, Conrad, B L, and Gleixner, R A. Superconductor fiber elongation with a heated injected gas. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Zeigler, D D, Conrad, B L, & Gleixner, R A. Superconductor fiber elongation with a heated injected gas. United States.
Zeigler, D D, Conrad, B L, and Gleixner, R A. Tue . "Superconductor fiber elongation with a heated injected gas". United States.
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abstractNote = {An improved method and apparatus for producing flexible fibers of superconducting material includes a crucible for containing a charge of the superconducting material. The material is melted in the crucible and falls in a stream through a bottom hole in the crucible. The stream falls through a protecting collar which maintains the stream at high temperatures. The stream is then supplied through a downwardly directed nozzle where it is subjected to a high velocity of a heated gas which breaks the melted superconducting material into ligaments which solidify into the flexible fibers. The fibers are collected by directing them against a collection filter. 10 figs.},
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