Novel Fabrication Method for Micro-Porous Alumina-Based Ceramics (Technology #: 060308-01)

Description:

The given invention provides a low-cost novel fabrication method for micro-porous Al2O3 and its composites. Potential applications are expected in the aerospace industry as wick materials with suitable morphological characteristics (porosity ~ 50%, pore size ~ 1 micron) and sufficient strength. They could also be used as a catalyst support in the chemical industry.

ADVANTAGES
  • No special processing technique or equipment is required
  • Net-shape forming of micro-porous Al2O3 and Al2O3-containg ceramics can be fabricated
  • Low cost
APPLICATIONS
  • Wick materials in aerospace industry
  • Catalyst support for chemical industry

STATUS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

A US utility patent application has been filed for this technology.

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Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Yatin Karpe
Associate Director
Lehigh University
yak206@lehigh.edu
Inventors:
Helen Chan
Martin Harmer
Suxing Wu
William Powell
Jentung Ku
Keywords:
Nanotechnology
Porous Alumina
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