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Title: Method of forming capsules containing a precise amount of material

Abstract

A method of forming a sealed capsule containing a submilligram quantity of mercury or the like, the capsule being constructed from a hollow glass tube, by placing a globule or droplet of the mercury in the tube. The tube is then evacuated and sealed and is subsequently heated so as to vaporize the mercury and fill the tube therewith. The tube is then separated into separate sealed capsules by heating spaced locations along the tube with a coiled heating wire means to cause collapse spaced locations therealong and thus enable separation of the tube into said capsules.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Framingham, MA
  2. Rockport, MA
  3. Brookline, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA
OSTI Identifier:
865891
Patent Number(s):
4596681
Assignee:
GTE Products Corporation (Stamford, CT)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; forming; capsules; containing; precise; amount; material; sealed; capsule; submilligram; quantity; mercury; constructed; hollow; glass; tube; placing; globule; droplet; evacuated; subsequently; heated; vaporize; fill; therewith; separated; separate; heating; spaced; locations; coiled; wire; means; collapse; therealong; enable; separation; glass tube; hollow glass; precise amount; spaced locations; capsule containing; sealed capsule; heating wire; /264/65/313/445/

Citation Formats

Grossman, Mark W, George, William A, and Maya, Jakob. Method of forming capsules containing a precise amount of material. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Grossman, Mark W, George, William A, & Maya, Jakob. Method of forming capsules containing a precise amount of material. United States.
Grossman, Mark W, George, William A, and Maya, Jakob. Wed . "Method of forming capsules containing a precise amount of material". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865891.
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title = {Method of forming capsules containing a precise amount of material},
author = {Grossman, Mark W and George, William A and Maya, Jakob},
abstractNote = {A method of forming a sealed capsule containing a submilligram quantity of mercury or the like, the capsule being constructed from a hollow glass tube, by placing a globule or droplet of the mercury in the tube. The tube is then evacuated and sealed and is subsequently heated so as to vaporize the mercury and fill the tube therewith. The tube is then separated into separate sealed capsules by heating spaced locations along the tube with a coiled heating wire means to cause collapse spaced locations therealong and thus enable separation of the tube into said capsules.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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