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Engineered high expansion glass-ceramics having near linear thermal strain and methods thereof

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August 28, 2018
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The present invention relates to glass-ceramic compositions, as well as methods for forming such composition. In particular, the compositions include various polymorphs of silica that provide beneficial thermal expansion characteristics (e.g., a near linear thermal strain). Also described are methods of forming such compositions, as well as connectors including hermetic seals containing such compositions.
15/ 701,893
September 12, 2017
C03C 27/02 (20060101)F16J 15/10 (20060101)C03B 27/012 (20060101)C03C 10/00 (20060101)C03C 10/12 (20060101)C03C 10/14 (20060101)
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.