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Title: Hollow spherical shell manufacture

Abstract

A process is disclosed for making a hollow spherical shell of silicate glass composition in which an aqueous suspension of silicate glass particles and an immiscible liquid blowing agent is placed within the hollow spherical cavity of a porous mold. The mold is spun to reduce effective gravity to zero and to center the blowing agent, while being heated so as to vaporize the immiscible liquid and urge the water carrier of the aqueous suspension to migrate into the body of the mold, leaving a green shell compact deposited around the mold cavity. The green shell compact is then removed from the cavity, and is sintered for a time and a temperature sufficient to form a silicate glass shell of substantially homogeneous composition and uniform geometry. 3 figures.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
KMS Fusion Inc
OSTI Identifier:
7028475
Patent Number(s):
5068071 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-514233
Assignee:
KMS Fusion, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-87DP10560
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 25 Apr 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; GLASS; FABRICATION; SHELLS; GRAVITATION; SINTERING; SPHERICAL CONFIGURATION; CONFIGURATION; 360601* - Other Materials- Preparation & Manufacture

Citation Formats

O'Holleran, T P. Hollow spherical shell manufacture. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
O'Holleran, T P. Hollow spherical shell manufacture. United States.
O'Holleran, T P. Tue . "Hollow spherical shell manufacture". United States.
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abstractNote = {A process is disclosed for making a hollow spherical shell of silicate glass composition in which an aqueous suspension of silicate glass particles and an immiscible liquid blowing agent is placed within the hollow spherical cavity of a porous mold. The mold is spun to reduce effective gravity to zero and to center the blowing agent, while being heated so as to vaporize the immiscible liquid and urge the water carrier of the aqueous suspension to migrate into the body of the mold, leaving a green shell compact deposited around the mold cavity. The green shell compact is then removed from the cavity, and is sintered for a time and a temperature sufficient to form a silicate glass shell of substantially homogeneous composition and uniform geometry. 3 figures.},
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