RESEARCH ON HIGH PRESSURE MEDIA.
Final scientific rept., 1 Mar 65-28 Feb 66.
NEW YORK UNIV N Y SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
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An investigation was made of the preparation of new gasketing materials for ultra-high pressures with maximum x-ray transparency. Satisfactory results were obtained with composite materials based upon lithium hydride-organic plastics and amorphous boron-organic plastics. These composites are moldable and easily machinable materials. The lithium hydride composites performed without decomposition to 500C and the boron composites to 1100C. All have functioned as excellent gasketing materials with high x-ray transparency up to pressures of 32 Kbar and at maximum tested temperatures for at least 30 minutes. Convenient techniques were developed for rapidly molding tetrahedra for use in tetrahedral anvil high pressure devices. Author
- Laminates and Composite Materials