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Title: Gelcasting compositions having improved drying characteristics and machinability

Abstract

A gelcasting composition has improved drying behavior, machinability and shelf life in the dried and unfired state. The composition includes an inorganic powder, solvent, monomer system soluble in the solvent, an initiator system for polymerizing the monomer system, and a plasticizer soluble in the solvent. Dispersants and other processing aides to control slurry properties can be added. The plasticizer imparts an ability to dry thick section parts, to store samples in the dried state without cracking under conditions of varying relative humidity, and to machine dry gelcast parts without cracking or chipping. A method of making gelcast parts is also disclosed.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. Oak Ridge, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873708
Patent Number(s):
6228299
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C04 - CEMENTS C04B - LIME, MAGNESIA
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gelcasting; compositions; improved; drying; characteristics; machinability; composition; behavior; shelf; life; dried; unfired; inorganic; powder; solvent; monomer; soluble; initiator; polymerizing; plasticizer; dispersants; processing; aides; control; slurry; properties; added; imparts; ability; dry; thick; section; store; samples; cracking; conditions; varying; relative; humidity; machine; gelcast; chipping; method; disclosed; relative humidity; shelf life; organic powder; inorganic powder; improved drying; casting composition; /264/419/524/

Citation Formats

Janney, Mark A, and Walls, Claudia A. H. Gelcasting compositions having improved drying characteristics and machinability. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Janney, Mark A, & Walls, Claudia A. H. Gelcasting compositions having improved drying characteristics and machinability. United States.
Janney, Mark A, and Walls, Claudia A. H. Mon . "Gelcasting compositions having improved drying characteristics and machinability". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873708.
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