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DUCTILE METAL ALLOYS, METHOD FOR MAKING DUCTILE METAL ALLOYS

United States Patent Application

20140363331
A1
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A ductile alloy is provided comprising molybdenum, chromium and aluminum, wherein the alloy has a ductile to brittle transition temperature of about 300 C after radiation exposure. The invention also provides a method for producing a ductile alloy, the method comprising purifying a base metal defining a lattice; and combining the base metal with chromium and aluminum, whereas the weight percent of chromium is sufficient to provide solute sites within the lattice for point defect annihilation.
Cockeram, Brian V. (North Huntingdon, PA)
United States Department of Energy (Washington DC)
14/ 191,691
February 27, 2014
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION [0002] The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC11-98PN38206.