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Ceramic Horn Sculpture

Description: The ceramic sculpture in the shape of a horn is decorated with blue on white flowery designs.
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Date: unknown
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Description: The bowl is decorated with three animals and three trees in blue, red, green and yellow. On the rim is the name Peter and a thin blue line and red dots encircle the rim.
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Date: unknown
Creator: Cooper, Susie
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Synthesis of Advanced Ceramic Compounds by Intercalation

Description: The U.S. Bureau of Mines investigated the synthesis of advanced ceramics (SiC+AlN, SiAlON, SiC+Al 203 , and Si 3N4 +AlN) from natural clays (kaolin, halloysite, or montmorillonite) by an intercalation and heat treatment method. This process includes the steps of refining a clay, intercalating organic chemicals into its layered structure, drying the intercalated mixture, firing the treated structure at certain temperature ranges in controlled atmospheres to form desired compounds, and grinding the loosely agglomerated structure. Focus of this research is to economically process advanced ceramic structures from abundant natural resources. The advanced ceramic phases produced in this simple treatment are homogeneously distributed at the nanostructure level, and may potentially lead to cost effective manufacturing processes. The intercalation of clay was confirmed by X-ray and BET analyses. The evolution of chemical compositions during carbonization reactions and carbothermal reduction was investigated. The characteristics of refined clays and synthesized powders were studied. Advanced ceramic composites/solid solution have been produced from intercalated clays, without the presence of other compounds.
Date: 1995
Creator: Kwong, Kyei-Sing & Bennett, James P.
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Influence of Bath Composition at Acidic pH on Electrodeposition of Nickel-Layered Silicate Nanocomposites for Corrosion Protection

Description: This article describes how nickel-layered silicate nanocomposite films were electrochemically deposited using pulsed potentiostatic conditions from an acidic plating bath containing exfoliated layered silicate to enhance adhesion to the substrate, corrosion resistance, and mechanical properties.
Date: September 25, 2013
Creator: Tientong, Jeerapan; Thurber, Casey; D'Souza, Nandika; Mohamed, Adel M. A. & Golden, Teresa
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Welding Thin-Walled Uranium Cylinders

Description: One of Its Monograph Series, The Industrial Atom.'' The development of a satisfactory process for the fusion welding of thin-walled uranium cylinders is discussed. Optimum results were obtained using the inert-gas shielded-arc method without the use of filler metal. The ductility of the welded joints, however, was lower than that of cast metal. Surface conditions and and the purity of the inert gas used affected the weld soundness. Straight polarity direct current was used for welding to achieve maximum penetration and to provide are stability. Welding must be done in the flat position. (auth)
Date: January 1, 1957
Creator: Brundige, E.L.; Taub, J.M.; Hanks, G.S. & Doll, D.T.
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Description: A study was made of the effect of the addition of V aad Si on the properties of Th; corrosion of stainless steel in uranyl sulfate; corrosion, brazing, and welding of stainless steel; properties of Ti; method of combining deuterium and O for return to the reactor; spot welding of fuel elements; fabrication of reactor fuel elements; mechanical testing of U, Th, and stainless steel; surface rearrangements on a single crystal of Cu in contact with a saturated solution of Cu in Bi; development of cermets for reactor components; fabrication of Th-U fuel elements and Al-U alloy componerts. (J.E.D.)
Date: April 1, 1953
Creator: Bridges, W.H. ed.
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FUNDAMENTALS OF SINTERING--II. Second Annual Progress Report, June 30, 1956 to June 30, 1957

Description: Rates of spheroidization and densification of gold and of nickel wire compacts were measured as a function of time, temperature, and wire size. The necks joining the sintered particles were found to grow proportionally to the one- fifth root of time. The value of the coefficient of self-difiusion calculated from the sintering rate is of the sane order of magnitude as that obtained by ordinary tracer techniques but with a somewhat higher activation energy. These results are entirely consistent with those predicted by the Kuczyrski diffusional theory of sintering, as is the effect of wire size on sintering rate. The experiments did not reveal a clear effect of grain boundaries on sintering rates. This may be due to a relatively slow densification of the nickel wire compacts at even 0.98 of the absolute melting point, which obscured the effect of grain growth on sintering rate. (auth)
Date: February 15, 1958
Creator: Pranatis, A.L.; Castleman, L.S. & Seigle, L.
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Description: The unclassified literature on the joining of beryllium was surveyed and is summarized. The fields covered are fusion welding, self-welding (diffusion- or pressure-welding), and brazing. The most successful attempts in each field are outlined and other work is referenced. (aauth)
Date: June 1, 1958
Creator: Brown, N.A.
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Description: The first group of Pu--Al MTR fuel elements fubricated were rejected for excessive dimensions and blistering. The fuel element constitution and fubrication was reviewed, and a new Pu--Al ratio and revised rolling techniques were suggested. (D.E.B.)
Date: August 1, 1956
Creator: Beaver, R.J.
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Description: In a continuation of the Hanford-Battelle cooperative program, the combined use of the vibrational-compaction and gas-pressure-bonding processes for fabricating UO/sub 2/ fuel elements was studied. Particuliar emphasis was placed on the use of agglomerated micronized UO/sub 2/ to overcome nonuniformities in the vibrationally compacted pressurebonded fuels. Inconel-X-clad fuel rods were gas-pressure bonded at 2100 deg F for 3 hr at 10,000 psi to evaluate the use of micronized UO/sub 2/ agglomerated by cold high-energy-rate forming methods. Fuel densities from 88 to 93% of theoretical were attained. A limited parallel study was also conducted a evaluate hydrostatic pressing as a method of agglomerating micronized UO/sub 2/. Tap density increased from 20 to 25% for the as-received micronized oxide to 41% for the hydrostatically agglomerated plus 200-mesh powder. Studies of the effects of prior cold work and gaspressure bonding on the mechanical and physical properties of types 304L and 347 stainless steel were conducted. Prior cold work in the range of 35 to 50% gave a pressurebonded structure having a fine grain size. (auth)
Date: July 23, 1963
Creator: Hodge, E.S.; Porembka, S.W.; Boyer, C.B. & Diersing, R.J.
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Description: >Progress is reported in the extrusion of Cu-clad Zr billets into tubing, welding of Zr strip into tubing using a roder resistance welding tube mill, piercing of Zr billets into a base tube, the casting and fabrication of U-- Nb alloys, the rolling of Zircaloy sheet, the roll-cladding of Zircaloy to U--Nb alloys, the fabrication of plate type reactor fuel elements of U--Hb alloys roll bonded with Zircaloy, fabrication of a complete U/sup 235/--Zr fuel slug for the EBR, the fabrication of U-- Zr alloy rod into EBR fuel blanket slugs, the thermal cycling of U-- Zr rods following heat treatment, the fubrication of enriched U reactor fuses, the preparation and dimensional stability of U single crystals, twinning in U crystals, diffusion in Cu- U couples, the fabrication of U billets from electrolytic crystals, the preparation of U-- Zr and Hb--U alloys, effects of radiation on U, the effects of radiation on U-- Zr alloys, the corrosion of Al, Zr, and Nb-U alloys, and the effects of heat treatments on Hb-- U alloys. (C.H.)
Date: September 30, 1953
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Atomization Method of Making Uranium Powder

Description: Atomized U powder was produced by forming an electric arc between two U electrodes in an inert atmosphere and sending a high velocity stream of inert gas through the arc. Uranium particles obtained by this method were of spherical shape; smaller particles contained mostly small grains, and larger particles wore characterizcd by larger grains. The particles were ductile and could be hotpressed to a compact of high density. The temporary equipment used for those preliminary tests on atomization was not adequate to control particle size. Suggestions for the production of atomized U powder of controllable quality are included. (arth)
Date: August 1, 1950
Creator: Hausner, H. H. & Mansfield, H.
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Ceramics as a Creative Medium for Sixth and Seventh Grade Pupils

Description: In view of the fact that clay has not been used so extensively or wisely in elementary art education as the generally recognized importance of the material seems to justify, the purpose of this study is to explore the possibilities of clay as a creative medium and to determine which of the many ceramic techniques are most suitable for use by pupils in the upper elementary grade.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Pickens, Alex L.
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Creation of Ceramic Forms Combining Stoneware and Porcelain

Description: The problem under investigation is the creation of ceramic forms using both stoneware and porcelain in the same piece of ware. Sub-problems are to experiment with the best techniques of joining different clay bodies and the creation of aesthetically pleasing pieces which combine the textural beauty and rich glazes of stoneware with the bright glazes and the white and sometimes translucent body of porcelain.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Havis, Charles K.
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[Ceramics Factory]

Description: Photograph of a Chinese ceramics factory. In the foreground, vases and dishes are laid out on wooden racks. Terracotta vessels are piled up in woven baskets in the center. Two people stand in front of a kiln in back. More racks are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
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[Ceramics Workshop]

Description: Photograph of a ceramics workshop in China. A row of pitchers are visible on a table in the foreground. A woman sits behind the table painting one of the pitchers. Other tables and workers are visible behind her.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
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