Development of Methods for Preparing Zone Melting Feed Rods.
Final rept. 1 Oct 68-1 Aug 70,
AMERICAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING INC CAMBRIDGE MASS
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A study has been made of the process technology required for the production of zone melting feed rods of pure oxides. A method of preparing high density aluminum oxide feed rods without the use of binding agents has been developed. These rods meet the requirements of dimensional tolerances, strength, dopant concentration and purity which are essential for the zone melting based on focussed high intensity light sources. Results of the program indicate that the process is capable of producing ultra-high purity rods suitable for basic studies of laser degradation. Author
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems