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Title: Atomizing nozzle and method

A high pressure close-coupled gas atomizing nozzle includes multiple discrete gas jet discharge orifices having aerodynamically designed convergent-divergent geometry with an first converging section communicated to a gas supply manifold and to a diverging section by a constricted throat section to increase atomizing gas velocity. The gas jet orifices are oriented at gas jet apex angle selected relative to the melt supply tip apex angle to establish a melt aspiration condition at the melt supply tip.
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  1. (Ames, IA)
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Report Number(s):
US 6142382
US patent application 06/142,382
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Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA; Iowa State University, Ames, IA (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
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