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  1. #1 Private energy research 
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    What are the necessary steps to take to secure credit on completed energy research? A patent is not an option at this point because a few of the materials needed have been designated "military" such as a transparent material capable of withstanding up to 3000c. If you have a complete system/method worked out what is the proper way to release it?


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    Do you want financial credit, or academic kudos?


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    A patent is not an option at this point because a few of the materials needed have been designated "military" such as a transparent material capable of withstanding up to 3000c.
    Please explain. How was the material designated military? Why does that prevent it from being patented? I am not familiar with this process.
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    I dont care about acedemic kudos but this is a practical facet of something much larger that I am not finished with. I want to maintain its integrity. I intend to use the financial gain to further this research and keep it private.

    In order to apply for patent you need a working prototype, to build a prototype you need certain materials. The military uses transparent ceramics for covering of certain high-type sensors. Given the high temperature involved some of these materials could be used in containment components of nuclear research. Even if I could get my hands on the materials I would still be short of someone capable of working them into custom molds so a patent isnt really an option at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Permafrost
    In order to apply for patent you need a working prototype...
    False! You don't need a prototype to get a patent, at least not in the U.S. People patent all sorts of things that they have designed but haven't actually built.
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