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Heat Treatment of Tungsten Sheets Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052134D
Original Publication Date: 1981-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

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Chen, WT Gould, DJ Thorne, DA [+details]


The mechanical properties of tungsten, coupled with the severe deformat which occurs when tungsten sheets are rolled from sintered billets, produce a highly laminated structure in the final tungsten. These laminations are easily separated by any mechanical working of the sheet, such as bending or grinding.