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Title: Welding arc gap ionization device

Abstract

An alpha emitting isotope is positioned near the tip of a TIG welding electrode so that the alpha radiation can provide an ionized path between the electrode and the workpiece.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
United Nuclear Industries, Inc., Richland, Wash. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
862549
Patent Number(s):
3958096
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B23 - MACHINE TOOLS B23K - SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(45-1)-1857
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
welding; gap; ionization; device; alpha; emitting; isotope; positioned; near; tip; tig; electrode; radiation; provide; ionized; path; workpiece; alpha radiation; positioned near; welding electrode; alpha emitting; /219/250/313/

Citation Formats

Schweikhardt, George M. Welding arc gap ionization device. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Schweikhardt, George M. Welding arc gap ionization device. United States.
Schweikhardt, George M. Thu . "Welding arc gap ionization device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862549.
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title = {Welding arc gap ionization device},
author = {Schweikhardt, George M},
abstractNote = {An alpha emitting isotope is positioned near the tip of a TIG welding electrode so that the alpha radiation can provide an ionized path between the electrode and the workpiece.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
}

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