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METHOD OF MAKING NANOPARTICLE REINFORCED METAL MATRIX COMPONENTS

United States Patent Application

20120315399
A1
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A method of making a nanoparticle reinforced metal matrix component is provided. The method involves solid state processing nanoparticles into a metal matrix material at solid state processing conditions to form a master alloy. At least a portion of the master alloy is added to a mass of metal melt to produce the nanoparticle reinforced metal matrix component.
FENG, Zhili (Knoxville, TN), QU, Jun (Oak Ridge, TN), SANTELLA, Michael L. (Knoxville, TN), PAN, Tsung-Yu (Ypsilanti, MI), ROCHE, Allen D. (Saline, MI), YU, Sheng-Tao (Ann Arbor, MI)
13/ 463,549
May 3, 2012
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.