Method for the generation of variable density metal vapors which bypasses the liquidus phase [electronic resource].
- Upton, N.Y. : Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2001.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Brookhaven National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The present invention provides a method for producing a metal vapor that includes the steps of combining a metal and graphite in a vessel to form a mixture; heating the mixture to a first temperature in an argon gas atmosphere to form a metal carbide; maintaining the first temperature for a period of time; heating the metal carbide to a second temperature to form a metal vapor; withdrawing the metal vapor and the argon gas from the vessel; and separating the metal vapor from the argon gas. Metal vapors made using this method can be used to produce uniform powders of the metal oxide that have narrow size distribution and high purity.
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Kunnmann, Walter; Larese, John Z.
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