Accession Number : ADD016020

Title :   Molten Solt Reactor for Potentiostatic Electroplating.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 Mar 92, patented 7 Sep 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Stern, Kurt H ; Hess, Ralph M

Report Date : 07 Sep 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A molten salt reactor for potentiostatic electroplating that includes a reactor chamber defined by a peripheral wall, a bottom wall and a top cover. The bottom wall of the reactor chamber has an opening, to which a first end of a gas inlet conduit is attached so as to be in fluid communication with the reactor chamber. A crucible support platform is positioned within the reactor chamber, and a crucible for holding a molten salt is mounted thereon. A furnace substantially surrounds the peripheral wall of the reactor chamber and the first end of the gas inlet conduit. The crucible support platform is electrically insulated from the reactor chamber. An inert gas flows from the gas inlet conduit, through a lower portion of the reactor chamber, past the crucible support platform, through an upper portion of the reactor chamber, and to a gas outlet in the upper portion of the reactor chamber. The inert gas is heated within the first end of the gas inlet conduit prior to flowing into the lower portion of the reaction chamber.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROPLATING, *PATENTS, *POTENTIOSTATIC TECHNIQUES, *REFRACTORY COATINGS, CHAMBERS, CONDUITS, CRUCIBLES, FURNACES, GAS FLOW, INLETS, MOLTEN SALTS, PLATFORMS, WALLS, HARDNESS, METALS, WEAR RESISTANCE, DUCTILITY, CARBIDES, SILICIDES

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE