A Novel Decontamination Process for Powders for Transparent Ceramics
Lehigh University, PA, United States
The invention describes a pretreatment process to remove unwanted impurities in ceramic powders by treating powders in ultra-high vacuum with or without concurrent heating for extended period of time. The process does not modify the physical characteristics of the powders resulting in better product quality because of reduced batch-to-batch variations.
Primary Application Area: Defense & Transportation
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: This is the only technology that can decontaminate a powder without any change in the physical properties, which are critical in achieving desired properties in the final parts. This technology provides a starting powder with minimum batch-to-batch variations, leading to better reproducibility of properties and reliability in the final products.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 531
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: Advanced Materials Partnership Technology for Aerospace and Defense, NASA Grant No.: NNX10AJ20G
Primary Sources of Funding: Other
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners